Jerry Byron Blackstock ’66

Jerry Byron Blackstock ’66 died April 1, 2006. He graduated from Davidson where he played football and joined Beta Theta Pi. His ROTC training might have culminated in military service had it not been for a lightning strike that damaged his eyesight. He subsequently attended the University of Georgia School of Law. He was senior partner and chair of the litigation practice at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy until 2002, when he joined Hunton and Williams. His list of awards and accomplishments includes leadership positions with the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Judicial Qualifications Committee and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. He was a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He appeared in various listings of the state’s top ten lawyers. The Georgia Bar Association named him defense attorney of the year for 2002; the Atlanta Bar Association presented him their Leadership Award this March. At Peachtree Road United Methodist Church he served for many years in leadership capacities including the chair of the pastoral counseling service. Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Margaret Owen Blackstock; three sons: Towner Anson ’94 (daughter-in-law Holly, and granddaughter Mary Molloy), Michael Owen, and Kendrick Anthony (daughter-in-law Britt). Jerry is also survived by sisters Patricia Ann Blackstock and Bonnie Glenn Blackstock, of Dallas, Ga. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Jerry Blackstock Scholarship Fund at either UGA School of Law, Athens, GA 30602, or Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501.