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David L. Blissett, Sr., 81, of Garden City, Georgia, died January 5, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.

He was born in Savannah, Georgia, on June 22, 1939, to the late Ottie Flyth Blissett and the late Oliver Lee Blissett.  He was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Clements and his son-in-law David Tyler, Jr.

David grew up in Savannah, Georgia, graduating from Commercial High in 1957. He owned a landscaping company for over 50 years. He was a member of South Newington Baptist Church. David was a member of Thunderbolt Lodge 693. He was a proud member of the Alee Shriners and served as their Potentate in 2007. His love for the Shrine and its mission of helping children will always be one of his proudest achievements.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patricia Burnsed Blissett; a sister, LaValda Brooks; his children, David (Joan) Blissett, II, DeeDee (Walter) Williams, and Dania Tyler; his grandchildren, Trey (Tammie) Williams, Tersh (Julie) Blissett, Kristin Williams, Cassidy Blissett, Trisha (Alan) Wilson, Michael Hucks, Alisha (Wes) Silas, Brittany Blissett, and Matthew Tyler. He is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33607,

Online Condolences

  1. Linda Lair Futrell says:

    Our deepest sympathies to your family over the passing of Mr. Blissett. He gave so much of himself to his loved ones and community, a Blessing to all who knew him.
    So many memories, he will never be forgotten. God Bless and Comfort you all.
    David left you all with enough Love to last you a lifetime.

    With God’s Love and Ours,
    The Lair and Futrell Families

  2. Myra (Knight) Reynolds says:

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss. I have such fond memories of Mr. Blissett growing up. Cutting from the Wilkes yard through his yard to my house. Ditch jumping, wandering through the nursery and pretending we were in the jungle. He and Mrs. Pat were always so good to all of us growing up in Woodlawn. My heart goes out to the family. if we can do anything, please let us know.

  3. Wilton Harper Sr says:

    I am so sorry for your loss David and I spent a lot of time together with our kids he was a neighbor that was always there if you needed him. Our hunting trips with the boys was always a time well spent. We never had a dull moment with them around these are the time that we enjoyed together and that I will always remember. May God be with you and your family knowing that he will be missed but loved by all cherish the memories.

  4. Ronald Nichols says:

    To the family may you always look back how much he gave of himself to anyone that was in need. he is the one that help me in my bbq cooking, giving advice on how it should come out. He was friend of the family and with my aunt Jane. I will always remember the good time that we had together. To Mrs Pat and family THANKS for letting all of us be a part of your life and his. He now can go hunting in the big sky and rest in peace..

  5. Mary Warnell says:

    With deepest and sincere sympathy to you Pat and each of your family members.

  6. LaVerne Rogers says:

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences from LaVerne Rogers, Deborah, Jimmy and Sammy.

  7. Pat Dixon says:

    I am so sorry for ur loss. God will wrap u in His loving arms and give u peace. I remember David by the three B’s, BarBQ, blueberries and Braves.

  8. Ann Pinckney says:

    We mourn your loss with you Such a loving, fun-loving and giving man. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

  9. James and Barbara Meyers says:

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Our prayers are with the Blissett and Burnsed families.

  10. Evelyn says:

    I was saddened to read of David’s death. He was a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and all his family.

  11. Beatrice Cady says:

    My love and prayers to David’s family. I have fond memories of visiting my brother and his wife, LaValda (David’s sister). We live in Dalton, Ga. and we made a lot of trips to Savannah and most every time, we would see David and his family. Sweet memories.

  12. Jimmy Rogers says:

    So sorry for your loss from the Rogers family.

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