Blalock, Richard

Richard Blalock, 46, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hobbs to Doris and Walter Blalock. He retired from the Eastern New Mexico University Physical Plant in 2004 due to failing health.

Family members said his hobbies included hunting arrowheads with his mentor and Uncle Ken Bedinger and collecting miniature cars and motorcycles. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was proud of his two nieces, Andrea and Kiley Blalock.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Doris Blalock of Portales; brother, Mike Blalock (and wife, Gaylene) of Monahans, Texas; sister, Jan Blalock of Portales; nieces, Andrea Blalock of Portales and Kiley Blalock of Denton, Texas; and numerous aunts and uncles and longtime friend, Vicki Olgin

Rev. Winston Berry and Rev. Dick Ross will officiate.

Burial will take place in Monahans, Texas, at a later date

Arrangements are by Agape Funeral Home of Lubbock.