Herbert Blassengale

Herbert A "Blass" Blassengale Jr.

Thursday December 12, 1935 - Saturday July 25, 2020
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Mr. Herbert A. “Blass” Blassengale, Jr., 84, passed July 25, 2020 at NHC-Mauldin. He was the son of the late Herbert A. Sr. and Shida Watson Blassengale.

Surviving: two sons, Felix M. Blassengale of Greenville, SC and Dr. Herbert A. (Carol) Blassengale III of Kingston, Jamaica; four grandchildren, Herbert A. Blassengale IV of Manhattan, NY, Kyle J. Blassengale, Colin A. Blassengale and Kestlyn Blassengale, all of Greenville, SC; one great-grandson, Adam O. Blassengale; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family request everyone please wear a mask.

Graveside Service: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
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    Saturday August 1, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday August 1, 2020 11:00am
    Greenville Memorial Gardens
    7784 Augusta Rd
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside Service: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.
  • Interment

    Greenville Memorial Gardens
    7784 Augusta Rd
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside Service: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Greenville Memorial Gardens.


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Dr Rebecca Barksdale and Family sent flowers to the family of Herbert A "Blass" Blassengale Jr.
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Jerome Williams

Posted at 12:31pm
I graduated from Southside in 1981 and remember watching you as a professional. Thank you for showing us what a strong black leader looks like. I carried those images throughout the course of my career.

V. Stephen Wilson

Posted at 10:19am
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Blassingale family. I grew up in Greenville SC and my family members were friends with Mr. Blassingale and his wife Gwen. I have very fond memories of visiting at their home and them stopping by my parents home.

My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. May you find comfort and peace knowing that he positively impacted a lot of people and his legacy will be remembered.
Stephen "Steve" Wilson


Dr Rebecca Barksdale and Family

Posted at 12:30am
May God give you comfort during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Brenda C. Henderson

Posted at 10:49am
Condolences and sympathy to the family of Mr. Herbert Blassengale, Jr. May GOD bless you and keep you in HIS care at this most difficult time. May HE comfort and strengthen you. Lean on GOD and HE will carry you through. Remember that there is nothing too hard for GOD and HE as your Shepherd will ensure that you have everything that you need.

Love you and praying for you.

Brenda Chancellor-Henderson
Class of 1970 of Sterling High School

Paul Carryon

Posted at 09:16pm
Dear Felix & Tripp: Please allow me to share a few Williams-Waymer-Carrion-Murray ( WWCM) kindred thoughts on the passing of your dad, Herbert, Jr., at this delicate time for you and yours.
Though I did not know your dad well, I always found my dialogue and face-to-face visits with him educational, historically enriching, and spiritually positive. Usually, those visits were prompted by large WWCM family gatherings in Elloree and Santee, acknowledging and honoring the Wiiiams-Waymer nexus embodied by your mom. But, my one, and regrettably last, visit with him, on his turf in Greenville, was a few years ago---unfortunately without Gwen--- when Felix kindly hosted me on very short notice; that visit, remarkably, was right in line with those I had with him in and around Gwen's Orangeburg County hometown.To illlustrate, it was he who first told me where Fountain Inn, SC was, and how black folks, including your Aunt Mary Lou & her crew, came there and stayed on thereafter. Also, I knew nothing of life, past and present, in Greenville County and very little about the historical significance of Benedict and Allen Universities in Columbia until I met and conversed with him over past years at those family gatherings. . I know you two and the rest of his progeny will miss him much, and I will miss those memorable, more or less quadrennial visits I had with him.
Secondly, this Covid 19 menace is making farewell rites trying and quite difficult for the loved ones of those deceased. Up here in Chicago, church funerals are rare and funeral homes have to restrict visitors at wakes and limit guests at graveside services. It appears such will be the case for your dad's homegoing. I hope you two and the rest of the Blassengale clan will be able to endure the stresses imposed by this Covid reality. I am truly sorry that I will not be able to be with you for his homegoing, so I will have to settle for sending you all my sincere sympathy and your dad my special remembrances from afar. Such is life in 2020.
STAY SAFE, as best you can, and Keep the WWCM Faith until we next are able to share thoughts and memories in person.
Cousin Paul and the rest of the WWCM tribe here in
what many refer to as "The Land of Lincoln" ,
but some now call "Obamaville"


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