Lewis Eugene "Gene" Blackburn Jr., age 58, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
Mr. Blackburn was born on Dec. 14, 1954, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the late Lewis Eugene Blackburn Sr. and DeLoris Cherry Blackburn. He was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church and loved playing with his grandsons.
Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Carol Blackburn of Gainesville; daughter, Karen Blackburn and her fiancé, Brad Shumake of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Blackburn of Gainesville; and grandsons, Elijah Blackburn and Colton Blackburn, both of Gainesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Ga. Interment will follow in B.C. Grant Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Needs Ministry, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Blackburn family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin