W. E. “Bill” Blackburn, Jr. of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at Harton Regional Medical Center at the age of 87.
Mr. Blackburn was born in Coffee County, TN to the late William E. Blackburn Sr. and Elma Glenn Blackburn.
During his life, he worked as a supervisor for Goodrich and served in World War II in the United States Navy.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two wives, Mildred Blackburn and Nelle Davis Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn is survived by two daughters, Marsha Baskin and her husband Van and Karen Edens all of Estill Springs, TN; one step-daughter, Patsy Stone and her husband Bill of Tullahoma; one step-son, Richard Davis of Orlando, FL; three sisters, Nell McBryar of Chattanooga, Jewel Dean Ray of Manchester, and Mary Phelps also of Manchester; one nephew, Glenn Ray of Manchester; two grandchildren, Candice Frederick and Ashley Garner both of Tullahoma; four great-grandchildren, Alex Frederick, Abbie Frederick, Bre Garner and Nick Garner; and his dog, Precious.
Visitation for Mr. Blackburn will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 pm.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 10:00am at Farrar Hill Cemetery in Coffee County.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in memory of W. E. Blackburn to the Franklin County Humane Society. P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398 or donations can be made online at www.animalharbor.com.