(11/13/2013)
A 94-year-old Parkersburg man whose family was connected to the history and development of Grantsville and Calhoun County, has passed.

Reese L. Blizzard, 94, of Parkersburg, was the son of the late Roy and Florence Porter Blizzard.

Reese retired from Hartford Steam Boiler Company as a special agent for the State of West Virginia, and later managed the Public Debt building for many years.

He was a U.S. WWII Navy veteran and a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet Lodge #3, a 32nd degree mason, past potentate of the Nemesis Shriners and charter member of the Ben Bey Grotto. He was also a lifelong member of the American Legion, Elks and Republican Party. He also served on the Board of the Salvation Army.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

The Blizzard family roots go back to the early days of the formation of Grantsville and Judge Reese Blizzard who made his mark on public life, leaving Grantsville and moving to Parkersburg.

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