Ira John Blackburn II went to be with our Lord on January 12, 2014.
He was born March 23, 1957 in Casablanca, Morocco, son of Irene Mulberry Blackburn and Worth Blackburn. He attended Bolivar Central High School in Bolivar, TN. John joined the U.S. Air Force and served at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. He worked many years as a fork lift driver in both AL and TN. He was a member of Whiteville Baptist Church in Whiteville, TN.
John is survived by his sister, Carol (Jeff) Campbell of Memphis, TN.
John was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Galliano; a brother, David Blackburn and a nephew, David Barnes.
John's Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m., at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home in Versailles, KY. Rev. George Haden, Jr. will be officiating. He will be buried at Versailles Cemetery in Versailles, KY.
Published in The Daily News Journal on Mar. 16, 2014
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