Richard Virgil "Virge" Blacklock
Virge and Lorene Blacklock
Submitted by: Reba Parks
Richard Virgil 'Virge' Blacklock was born Feb 14, 1902 in Callahan Co. TX. Virge married twice, first in 1920 to Opal Robertson, having son, Glen L. 'Bill' Blacklock born in 1921 in Purmela, Coryell Co. TX. They divorced and Virge married Lorene Estell Wallace Nov 2, 1931 in Lovington, NM. They had five children; Kenneth Richard born 1933 Hill Co., died in 1934 of pneumonia. Daughters; Bessie Fern, Janet, Barbara Ellen and Gloria Jean were born 1935-1945 in Callahan Co. TX.
Virge and Lorene moved to Post Garza Co. TX, joining brothers, Bunt, Pat, and Tom. He lived near Close City, on top of the Caprock, farming until retirement, when he moved to Post and settled near the farm of his brother Pat.
Glen L. 'Bill' Blacklock lived in Fort Worth, he died in March, 2002. Fern married L.D. 'Buster' Adams and lives in Stanton. Barbara married Charles Rushing and lives in Phoenix, AZ. Gloria married Richard Gee and lives in Seattle, WA.
Virge died April 2, 1976 in Tahoka, Lynn Co. Tx, and Lorene died March 3, 1988 in Midland, Tx. Both are buried in Terrace Cemetery, Post Garza Co. TX.