ELKIN — Mr. Warren G. Blackburn, 88, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Yadkin Nursing Center. Mr. Blackburn was born March 4, 1926, in Wilkes County to Lee and Beulah Wood Blackburn. He was a member of Cool Springs Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Blackburn Brother's Lawn Mower and Chainsaw Repair Shop. Mr. Blackburn enjoyed small game hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, especially his daughter and grandsons. In addition to his parents, Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Thalmage Blackburn, Walter "Peanut" Blackburn, Raymond (Irene) Blackburn, Ersie (Orville) Norman, Bobby (Alma "Dink") Blackburn, Rita Bailey, and Max Blackburn; one brother-in-law, James "Jim" Harper; several nephews; and a great-niece. He is survived by his daughter, Ginger (Roger) Holt; three grandsons, Ethan Laine Collins, Warren Trace Collins, Trevor James Collins; three stepgrandchildren, Katie (Andrew) Bryan, Will (Sarah) Holt, and Audra Holt; two sisters, Alma (Raymond) Norman and Velda Harper; two sisters-in-law, Madelene Blackburn and Pam Blackburn; a brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Bailey; best friend and former wife and mother of his daughter, Lois Blackburn; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 16, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. David Key officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gentry Funeral Service in Jonesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yadkin Nursing Center, P.O. Box 879, Yadkinville, NC 27055; or to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Davie County, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Yadkin Nursing Center and the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Davie County and the Rev. David Key for all the love, care and support shown to Mr. Blackburn and his family during this difficult journey. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Jonesville is serving the Blackburn family.