Mr. Blackburn died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
Born Dec.14, 1954, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he was the son of the late Lewis Eugene Blackburn Sr. and DeLoris Cherry Blackburn.
Mr. Blackbrun was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church and loved playing with his grandsons.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Carol Blackburn of Gainesville; daughter, Karen Blackburn and her fiancé, Brad Shumake, of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Blackburn of Gainesville; and grandsons, Elijah Blackburn and Colton Blackburn, both of Gainesville.
Memorials may be made to the Special Needs Ministry, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Hwy., Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Blackburn family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
January 30, 2013