Warren R. Blount

By Orleans Hub Posted 8 August 2023 at 1:29 pm

MEDINA- Warren R. Blount, MD  78 passed away Saturday July 29, 2023, in Tallahassee, Florida. After a long battle with the effect of Agent Orange contracted during his three tours of duty in The Republic of Vietnam 1966-1969. Warren served with the Third Force Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corp. Taking part in some of the fiercest fighting in Vietnam including the Battle of KheSanh and the Tet Offensive.

Warren graduated from Medina High School in 1963. Son of the late Vera & Daniel Blount Jr., Brother of Richard (deceased), his wife Lucille Applan Blount. Survived by brother Kenneth Blount and his wife Janet Loiacono Blount, Middleport; Robert Blount & his wife MaryLou Fox Blount, Medina and his sister Dawn Blount Evans (G. Lonnie Evans deceased), Wilson, NY. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Most of Warren’s family still live in Western New York.

Warren is also survived by the family of his Former deceased wife Myrtle Carolyn Thompson originally of Middleport. Son Christopher and his wife Michele of Cummings, Georgia and Daughter Connie R Mares & her husband Douglas of Tallahassee, Fla.

Warren is also survived by his wife Elizabeth D Blount DVM, a Tallahassee, Fla. Veterinarian, and their children- son Trevin W Blount residing in Taiwan with his wife Rosie and daughter Alexandra C Blount, a student at the University of North Florida.  He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

While in the service of his country, Warren was awarded many medals and commendations for his actions and bravery including the Purple Heart, Naval Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and Vietnam Cross.

Warren actively and successfully went into the medical profession after his military service. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham becoming a Surgeons Assistant in Cardiac Vascular Surgery, training with and assisting several world class Cardiac Surgeons.

In the following years, Warren moved to Michigan and spent 14 years at Butterworth Hospital assisting in over 6,000 open heart surgeries and transplants.

In 1995, Warren attended Michigan University College of Human Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine residency. Moving to Tallahassee, Fla, Warren became an Emergency Physician at the Former Capital Regional Medical Center; where he worked for 17 years. In his later years as an emergency room Physician Warren worked from a scooter due to the loss of one of his legs, a direct result of his military service. His dedication and compassion never stopped no matter the obstacle. Warren had many interests. He had a passion for history as proven by, over 30 years of relentless research on the Blount family Genealogy. He also enjoyed blacksmithing and forging, reloading shells, target practice, photography, gardening, cooking, and working puzzles which he then treated and framed. He always enjoyed working with his hands.

His favorite saying was “I’m bumping along”. That was always his response when asked how he was. A service of Thanksgiving is being held on August 12th in Tallahassee, Fla. For family, friends, & colleagues. Warren will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC (Virginia) with full military honors at a time and date as yet undetermined.

Donations in memory of Warren may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.