Braxton Allen Blalock

Braxton Allen Blalock , of League City, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the age of 68 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He was born on May 12, 1950 in Houston, Texas to Braxton and Margurite Blalock.
Allen is survived by his soulmate, Susan, sister Loretta Hrncir and husband Robert, brother Michael Blalock and wife Denise, sister Denise Blalock, sisters-in-law Kathleen Woodard and husband Ron, Betty Jo Bonds, Mary Anne Nielsen, 14 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews and a multitude of the most loving friends.
Allen received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. After graduating in December he immediately secured a job in January with Brown & Root (KBR) and worked for them for 43 years. Allen’s work ethics were impeccable as he was dedicated to his profession and staff. He strove for perfection in everything he did.
In 1975 Allen met the love of his life, Susan. From the minute they met it was evident that their relationship was a one of a kind. They married in 1977 and shared the happiest days of their life together for the past 41 years and 120 days. As many people have remarked, they had the perfect love story.
Allen had a fierce passion for life and always had a sparkle in his eye. After experiencing open heart surgery he knew that God had given him extra days on this earth to enjoy. He was determined to fill each one with the things he loved most…Susan, friends who he cherished, family, golf (which included an occasional bet), boating, traveling, taking care of his yard and pool, an occasional margarita (or two), and, of course his final resting place on earth…the beach.
Allen’s faith in God was incredibly deep and quite private. He and Susan would share readings from Jesus Calling daily. His prayer for death was that it be quick and painless…which was answered last Friday as he was enjoying snorkeling in the beautiful crystal blue waters at Paradise Cove in Freeport.
There will be a visitation on January 11, 2019 for family and friends from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Crowder Funeral Home (Webster location), 111 East Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598. A Celebration of Allen’s life will be on Saturday at 11:00AM at the Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, Texas. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas Texas, 75231.

10 comments

  1. My deepest condolences to the family. one of the nicest man ever, always very kind. He will be missed terribly.

    Yvonne Zermeno
  2. I noticed that sparkle in his eyes every time I talked with Allen and can not ever remember a non-business discussion with him that did not included Susan. Allen was a great guy and will be missed. God bless his soul and Susan’s heart.

    Debbie Wheeler Culpepper
  3. One of a kind and a true friend. Although not close since his retirement, I will miss him. Susan, I pray for your strength.

    Butch Culpepper
  4. Our deepest condolences to Mr. Blalock’s family from the family of Nautilus Marine Service

    Mike Painter
  5. Allen will be missed. We spent a good amount of time together at KBR, but not enough time together on the Golf Course. Sonia’s an my love and prayers to Susan.

    Tim DeLong
  6. My deepest sympathy to the Blalock family. My heart goes out to you as you mourn Braxton. Our heavenly Father lovingly reminds us that he “is close to the brokenhearted.” (Ps.34:18) He also gives the assurance that he will resurrect our dear loved ones back to life as Jesus did his friend Lazuras. (Acts 24:15, John 11:38-44) May these promises bring you comfort and give you hope for the future. (Rom.15:4)

    CM
  7. I’ll never forget the friendly fun-loving guy I met in SHSU with the great big fro in 1971, (He had a lot of hair back then) A year or so later he met the Susan, the girl of his dreams. What a loving marriage they enjoyed for over forty years!

    Allen worked hard and played hard and was the nicest friend anyone could have. The world will be a duller place with him.

    Deepest sympathy to Susan and their families plus all his many friends. We will all remember Allen forever.

    Bridgette Pirtle
  8. Sweet Susan, there are no words to express how sad I am for your loss. I pray that the Lord will wrap you in His arms and give you comfort and peace.

    Sugar Sigler
  9. So sorry for your loss Susan. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Freeport, Bahamas is where Doug & I we’re married. What a beautiful & peaceful place for Allen to spend his last day on earth.

    Karen & Doug Chappell
  10. My condolences, Susan, and to yours and Allen’s family. As you know, Susan, I knew Allen at Brown & Root for most of the 43 years, and attended yours and Allen’s wedding. We were close the last few years before we retired, as we worked on the same project, and thankful I got to know him as a friend.

    God bless you and keep you close during these difficult times.

    Gary Petterson

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