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Thomas Hulan Blackshear

September 20, 1945 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Thomas Blackshear Obituary

Mr. Thomas Hulan Blackshear, age 78, of Blackshear passed away Sunday (12/31/23) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.

Born September 20, 1945, in Blakely, Georgia, he was a son of the late Stout Biggs and Pearl Middleton Blackshear. He grew up in Blakely and graduated from Damascus School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a Major in Poultry Science from the University of Georgia in 1967. He obtained his Master of Science in Poultry Management at the University of Georgia in 1970.

Following college, he lived most of his life in Blackshear and Hoboken and had a long, successful career in the poultry industry. Over the years, he worked in servicing commercial pullets and layers with contract farms. He had owned or a partner with Blackshear Service Company and Poultry Services of Blackshear and had also worked at Eastern Pullets (National Poultry and Foods) in Lumber City, East Best Service Company in Blackshear, Wallace Hatchery in Dade City, FL, United Egg Marketing Corporation in Blackshear, and Cal-Maine Foods in Blackshear, retiring in 2022 as a flock manager.  He had also serviced Purina Mills birds in Blackshear under various organizations.

He was a member of Blackshear Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Beth Culver Blackshear; a grandson, Major Blackshear; a daughter-in-law, Wanda Joyce Aldridge Blackshear; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Wanda Culver.

Survivors include his son, Mike Blackshear (wife Lori) of Blackshear; 2 grandchildren, Mindie Blackshear and Clay Taylor (wife Anna), both of Blackshear; 2 great-granddaughters, Leanna Cox of Waycross and Chloe Beth Taylor of Blackshear; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Sue Blackshear of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Terrie Culver and Cleve and Pam Culver, all of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Thursday morning (1/4/24) at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Winn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to the service.

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January 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
January 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Hart Funeral Home Chapel
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516


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