Department of Virginia Family Members,

We regret to announce the loss of Dr. George Terrill Blume, Past Department Commander 1993-94, and Virginia Boys State Director Emeritus. His 79 years of service to the American Legion, and Department of Virginia Boys State will serve as a constant reminder of his commitment to God and Country, and to The American Legion. His memory will live in all of us.

Dr. George Terrill Blume

September 20, 1925 – August 7, 2022


Dave Stein

Department Adjutant

Dr. George Terrill Blume

September 20, 1925 – August 7, 2022

George Terrill Blume, age 96, of Blacksburg died, Sunday August 7, 2022. He was born in Richmond, VA on September 20, 1925 to the late George Washington Jones and Ruth Bowman Blume. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Earl Blume, a sister, Margaret Wendt. He was a European theater World War II Veteran having served in the US Army. Graduate of Virginia Tech Class of 1950 and received his Doctorate in Sociology. He was a longtime member and dedicated volunteer at Blacksburg Baptist Church. George was a member of American Legion Post 182 and had served the Legion for 79 years. George chose to sponsor African- American male and female students in the leadership program of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech. He contributed funds to accomplish this, and he asked that contributions be made to extend this effort. He is survived by his Brother-In-Law, Bennie Akers, Special friends, Darron and Elaine Byrd, Robert and Priscilla Noel, Edna’s cousins, Pauline Robinson, Mike Webb, Teddy Webb, and their families. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Tommy McDearis and Rev. Todd Milsap officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday prior to the service at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. S.W. Blacksburg, VA. Please omit flowers , memorial contributions may be made to the George T and Edna E. Blume, ’50 Emerging Leaders Scholarship, Attn: Sandi Bliss, 902 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061.!/Obituary

Branch of service Army (1943-1946)

Military job Artillery & forward observation

Rank Tech sergeant

American Legion post Post 182, Blacksburg, Va.

Years in The Legion 79

Legion activities 

Post adjutant (2005-present)

Alternate National Executive Committeeman (2000-2001)

National Credentials & Internal Affairs Committee member (2000)

National Distinguished Guests Committee co-chairman (1998-2001)

National Legislative Council member (1995-current)

Department commander (1993-1994)

Post historian (1977-1997)

Post commander (1967-1968)

Virginia Boys State director emeritus

I am The American Legion: Dr. George Blume

Past Department Commander and Boys State Director Emeritus Dr. George T. Blume Transfers to Post Everlasting