CHARLES NATHON "BUTCH" BLIZZARD
June 30, 2010
Charles Nathan “Butch” Blizzard
BLUEFIELD — Charles Nathan “Butch” Blizzard, age 69, of Route 5 Box
723-B (Red Oak Ridge), Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010
at a Charleston hospital after a short illness.
He had been a resident of Red Oak Ridge since 1975 and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1963. He played football for the Air Force while in Germany and was an amateur boxer.
After returning to Bluefield, he served as a city patrolman. In 1966, he moved to California and entered the San Diego Police Academy, one of the finest in the country. He served as a police officer for the Chula Vista Police Dept. at that time. He then returned to Bluefield, became Sergeant for the Bluefield City Police, and then was recruited by the WV State Police, where he graduated in 1968 and was stationed in Beckley. He later worked in Welch and Huntington for the State Police and then retired in 1995. He was also a scuba diver for the State Police.
After his retirement as a Captain, he served as police chief for the
Bluefield City Police from 1997-2006 and then was a candidate for the 2010
Mercer County Sheriff's race. He conducted his life based on integrity. As a
42 year lawman, fairness was always of great importance.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where the WV
State Police will serve as honor guard and pallbearers.
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