On Saturday, July 12, T.C. Bloxom Jr., 84, passed away at his home in Minden. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, at Minden's First Baptist Church. Brother Wayne DuBose and the Rev. Billy Joe Hawkins will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
T.C. was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Mansfield to Dorothy and T.C. Bloxom Sr. At age 9, he and the family moved to Minden. During World War II, while most of the adult men were serving their country, the local fire chief called on Minden High School's male students asking for volunteers to fight fires. A 14-year-old T.C. eagerly joined MFD where he served for 63 years; the last 37 years as Chief.