William R. Blount

Profile Updated: November 27, 2023
William R. Blount
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Leslie
Occupation: Professor Emeritus - Criminology - USF
Children: Matthew born 1968, wife Alicia - Olivia & Isabella

Natalie born 1967, husband Randy - Nicholas More… & Sydney
Yes! Attending Reunion

College @ Valparaiso University (Valpo, IN)
Grad School @ Northern Illinois (Dekalb)
& George Peabody College (Nashville, TN)
Ph.D. 1969

Elected Professor Emeritus after 40 years as a University Professor at the University of South Florida, 16 of which were as Chair of the Department of Criminology. Still teach part time in weekend graduate programs both for USF & for Saint Leo University.

Gosh, since 1959 I have visited 42 countries (including China, Russia, Belarus, Egypt & most recently Panama) married a very special lady 20 years ago, and am enjoying spoiling all 4 grandchildren.

School Story:

Like many others, Mr. Strunk & his grammar drills did me proud in college & grad school - I even minored in English in College (sad, huh?). I have used those skills to torture undergrad & grad students for many years (the beat goes on).

Finally retired after 55 years in the classroom - 3/2023

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Nov 29, 2023 at 3:52 PM

11/29/23   William R Blount

I posted the origional notice of Tuck's passing, so any mistakes are mine.  I mentioned that Tuck was a" life long friend" which is true, but does not nearly reflect the bond between us.  He and his lovely wife Chris have been a constant in my life since High School - always there, always ready to help.  Two of the greatest people I have ever known.  

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Mar 13, 2022 at 1:51 PM

I will sorely miss my band-mate and fellow baritone player.  One hell of a guy!

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Thanks for the great thoughts - yep, we ARE getting up there. Best wishes for good health to you and the loved ones.

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Jan 13, 2021 at 8:28 PM

Great times in Band over the years - you will be missed.

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Jun 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM

Like Alan Arend, I wish you an great birthday. Leslie & I will be at the 60th & hope to see you there. All the best!

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Jun 08, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Happy Birthday! And Yes, I am glad we're still here - and looking forward to many more!

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The gang: Son Matthew on the left with wife Alicia & grands Isabella & Olivia. Daughter Natalie on the right with husband Randy & grands Nicholas & Sydney
Posted: Mar 04, 2014 at 4:08 PM
With my lovely wife in Denali
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