Quay Lyle Blalock, Jr. passed away on July 18. 2021 at the age of 79. He was born in Winston Salem on May 22, 1942, to the late Quay Blalock, Sr. and Elizabeth Smitherman Blalock. Lyle graduated from Reynolds High School and went on to receive a scholarship for football from Davidson College. Lyle enjoyed his time at Davidson College and was an active Wildcat the rest of his life. After college, Lyle proudly served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam.
Lyle was a sales executive in the concrete industry. Most of his career was spent at Santee Concrete Corporation. He lived a very active life and he especially loved his time golfing with friends. Lyle was always adventurous and fun loving. He was the life of the party and had an easy time making and keeping friends.
He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Blalock Hemingway of Wilmington; nieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. John G Wood IV of Edenton., Mr. and Mrs. George C Hemingway III of Wilmington, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Baker II of Wilmington; numerous great nieces and nephews and countless friends.
The family would like to say a special thank you to three of Lyle’s closest friends who stayed by him until the very end, TK Robinette, Tony Dunn, and Britt Smith.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 6th at 1 pm at Forsyth Memorial Park, 3815 Yadkinville Rd, Winston Salem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Davidson College in Lyle’s honor.
Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Jul. 25, 2021.