Nov. 6, 1927 - Jan. 29, 2014
LAPORTE - Robert Lynn Blackford, 86, of LaPorte, IN, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in NHC of Cookeville, TN. Robert was born on November 6, 1927, in South Bend, IN, the son of the late Edgar Lynn and Hazel (Kent) Blackford. He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Gee and Ginny Blackford; and brothers, Phil Blackford and John Blackford. He is survived by his three children, Mark (Sandra) Blackford of Mishawaka, IN, Scott (Karen) Blackford of Wilder, TN, and Amy (Khiem) Le of South Bend, IN. He was the proud grandfather of 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Robert was a U. S. Army
veteran of World War II
, and an avid euchre player. He received his BS Degree from Tri-State University and was a retired Tax Auditor with the State of Indiana. He enjoyed flying, reading, music, sports, bowling, golf and playing cards with his family. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana.