Blackburn Ernest Lee Blackburn, age 83, passed away, Saturday, February 1, 2014, under care of hospice at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born in Martin County, KY on December 20, 1930, son of the late Jasper and Bertha (Jude) Blackburn. Preceded in death by his wives Kathy and Lillian. He is survived by his brother, Roscoe (Betty) Blackburn of Ocala, FL; sisters, Pauline (Dennis) Howell of Columbus, and Olline (Jack) Marcum of Westerville; children, Cindy, Johnny, Ernest, Jr., and Lucy; stepdaughter, Billie Jo Duty; nieces and nephews, and several grandchildren. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where the funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Rev. Chuck Noel and Rev. Jack Marcum, officiating. Internment at Franklin Hills Memory Garden, Canal Winchester.