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.