William Howard "Big Bill" Blackmon

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Mr. William Howard 'Big Bill' Blackmon, Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Lancaster, a son of the late William Howard Blackmon Sr. and Virginia Christine Young Blackmon. Mr. Blackmon was a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church. He was a volunteer firefighter at Camp Creek for 31 years and served on the Lancaster County Fire Commission for four years. Mr. Blackmon was a past master at Camp Creek Masonic Lodge 317, Order of The Eastern Star and former member of Co. D, 391st Engineer Battalion in Rock Hill. He retired as a Design Engineer from Duke Energy after 34 years of service.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Blackmon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at at Glenwood Heights Church with the Rev. Joseph Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.
Mr. Blackmon is survived by his wife of 32 years, Wanda Louise Lambert Blackmon of Lancaster; two daughters, Chantal Yvonne Blackmon and Jessica Danielle Blackmon, both of Lancaster; and three grandchildren whom he adored, Chelsea Yvonne Blackmon, Calirae Ysette Blackmon and Bryson Gunnar Blackmon, all of Lancaster; two sisters, Elsie B. Lloyd and Sybil B. Pelot, both of Lancaster.
He is preceded in death by a son, William Howard Blackmon, III.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home, 344 Honeycutt Road, Lancaster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Creek Fire Department, 2386 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Blackmon.
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Published in The Lancaster News from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2012
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