July 17, 1952 - July 11, 2017
John Blackburn, 64 of Huntsville, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in his home.
He was born July 17, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio. John was a graduate of Fairbanks High School. He retired from Nash Finch as a ware houseman and was a member of Teamsters Local #908, Lima. John was also a member of the Mechanicsburg Eagles # 3974 F.O.E. and the Sons of Amvets.
He enjoyed tinkering on anything, playing pool, golf, riding his Harley and football; most of all watching his boys play sports and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his sons, Jesse (Lindsay) Blackburn, Chase (Megan) Blackburn, Xavier Anderson, significant other, Maleah Anderson, his grandchildren, Landyn, Bentley, Wyatt, Jameson & Elliotte; his sisters, Mary Blackburn, Kathy (Randy) Williams, Tammy (Randy) Collins, his brothers, Chuck Blackburn, Bruce (Judy) Blackburn, Mike Blackburn & Tony (Brenda) Blackburn as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Kenneth & Madaline (Moore) Blackburn
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME in North Lewisburg, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Russell Street officiating. Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blackburn Chasing the Cure Foundation; P.O Box 49526 Charlotte North Carolina 28277 or at www.Blackburnchasingthecure.com
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
My condolences and best wishes to everyone.
I am very sorry for your loss. The LORD took him home way to early but we know the LORD is in control and your dad is home with our savior. I will pray for the Blackburn family during your grieving days. GOD Bless you all
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
We were so sorry to hear about your father. Prayers & Hugs to your families.
Nancy & Rich Weiskircher
Chase and family: I am so sad to hear of J.B.’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything we can do to help please do not hesitate to ask.
I remember the first time we met you at Wetzel and have been friends for a long time. We will miss you and think of you when we stop and get a steak. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. Always a friend till we meet again. Jerry and Jennifer
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. JB was a great guy and an even better friend. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him.