Jack Blackburn Jr.

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Jack Blackburn, Jr.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Jack H. Blackburn, Jr. entered into rest Saturday, March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home.
Jack was a native of Chattanooga, TN. He was an accomplished amateur golfer and a Tennessee Vols fan. Jack never met a stranger; he loved to sing and was a great dancer. He adored the company of his faithful cocker spaniel, Birdie.
He loved to relive his childhood and time spent in Tennessee. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. As the son of a Command Sergeant Major, he got to visit a lot of Europe and attended high school in Germany, but returned home to TN so he could graduate his senior year.
Jack loved his church where he was a member of the Vestry, served as a Jr. Warden, Usher, and participated in the church Outreach Program.
He leaves behind his wife: Donna Highsmith Blackburn; cocker spaniel: Birdie; children: Jack "Jay" H. Blackburn III (Ruth), Jennifer Gale (Steve), and Brooks Blackburn (Brandi); stepchildren: Christopher Masters (Kimberly) and Dr. Thomas W. Cullen, Jr. (Josh); grandchildren: Jacob Smith, Will Blackburn, Heather Gale, Brighton Gale, Benjamin Blackburn, Lilly Blackburn, Landen Masters, Taylor Elizabeth Masters, Noah Masters, Finn Cullen, and Eli Cullen; sister: Sharon Panch (Fred); uncle: Joseph Blackburn (JoAnne); aunts: Jane Goins and Peggy Blackburn; mother of his children: Mareese Stone (Dennis); numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: CSM (Ret) Jack H. Blackburn, Sr., U.S. Army and Thelda Ruth Blackburn, and sister: Sonya Cowart.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Episcopal Church with Fr. Larry Jesion officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2965, Augusta, GA 30914.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 5, 2018
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