Chief Petty Officer Dec 5, 1928 - Feb 15, 2013Jim was born on December 5, 1928. Jim served in the military for 30 years and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called up to the Lord February 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Mae Blackburn, in May 1993; his son, Timothy Lambert Blackburn, in March 2011; his brother, Samuel E. Blackburn, in June 2007; his sister, Ruth Bloom, in May 2012; and his parents, Robert Blackburn & Emily Blackburn; and stepmother, Helen Hoover-Blackburn. He is survived by his son, James M. Blackburn; Diane Goodyear; Linda Seely; Emilie Blackburn; Yolanda Blackburn; Yovonne Coburn; and Yozelle Blackburn; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. By his request, there will be no viewing. Memorial services will be held at St. Mary's Church, 411 N. Elm Street, Guthrie, OK, on Friday, February 22, 2013, at 10 a.m.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 17, 2013