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Kenny Leon Blackshear
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1954
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 2009
Tupelo
Lee County
Mississippi, USA

Kenny Leon Blackshear, 55, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness.

A native of Jonesboro, he was born Aug. 22, 1954, to Russell Leon and Naomi Ruth Powell Blackshear. A 1972 graduate of Jonesboro High School, he went on to Arkansas State University where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business management. He was plant manager for Joern's Medical in Baldwyn, Miss.

He loved children, taught preschool Sunday school and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Leon and Naomi Blackshear; one daughter, Amy Blackshear Hughes (Matt); one son, Chad T. Blackshear, all of Tupelo; and numerous extended family members.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. David Eldridge officiating.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Jonesboro Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The body will lie in repose 30 minutes prior to service time.

Pallbearers will be Chad Blackshear, Matt Hughes, Bill Dundore, Tom Camp, Martin Scarlett and Bill Keen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elaine Keen, Sally Camp, Janet Hammond and Craig Cook.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1800 West Main St., Box 1, Tupelo 38801.

 
 
Burial:
Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery
Jonesboro
Craighead County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Sandra
Record added: Sep 07, 2009
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Kenny Leon Blackshear
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Kenny Leon Blackshear
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a mother and her son Oh how I wish I were there I miss you so
- Leon
 Added: May. 26, 2014
its been a long time since Sept6 2009 we can not wait until we see you again. eastern morning 2013
- leon blackshear
 Added: Mar. 30, 2013
Only a Sunflower gives the right tribute to you for all of the sunshine you brought to your mom and dad and those around you
- Bob Blackshear
 Added: Feb. 11, 2012
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