Daniel J. Blount
Daniel J. Blount was born in La Grange, Ill. on January 3, 1956 and passed to our Lord on February 5, 2020.
A brilliant man in so many aspects, anyone who asked for advice could rely on informed, accurate, caring responses. Having an investigative mind and a hunger for knowledge, Dan would give his best to every task. He was a perpetual student of golf, always in pursuit of the perfect swing, and loved a competitive game of Risk, which he delighted in winning.
Dan was proud to be a University of Illinois graduate who went on to get his MBA while working as CFO of Montgomery-KONE Escalator/Elevator Company. In 1998, he moved to Riverwood International, now known as Graphic Packaging International, in Atlanta, Ga., where he held several high-level positions, most notably working as director of acquisitions and CFO for a total of 18 years.
While always striving to better himself, he inspired those around him to do the same. Being the oldest of six with five younger sisters, his dedication to family was deep-rooted whether to his parents, siblings, wife and sons, or ever-doting dog, Louie. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Walker; stepsons, Ian and Lyle; and sisters, Kim, Jayne, Sue, Chris, and Tracy, in addition to many nieces and nephews.
God gave Dan many talents, and he faithfully used those gifts and abilities to help his family, friends, and even strangers.
“Well done, good and faithful servant” – Matthew 25:21.
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