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John Robert Blackburn
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1930
Death: Mar. 25, 2010

Mr. John Robert Blackburn, 79, of Whiteville, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at his residence. He was born November 8,1930 in Columbus County, the son of the late Samuel Hilton & Lizzie Polk Blackburn. He was a graduate of Williams Township High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean conflict. He was married to his wife, Geraldine Garrell, since 1952 and he served as a deacon, teacher and choir member of Trinity Baptist Church.
A funeral service with military honors will be conducted 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Trinity Baptist Church by Rev. Stephen Bailey & Rev. Donald Hardwick. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Garrell Blackburn; a son, John Robert Blackburn, Jr. of Carolina Beach, NC; two daughters, Annette Powell & husband, Pat, and Robin Holt, all of Whiteville; eight grandchildren, Amos Holt & fiance, Holly, Faith Cribb & husband, Joe, Libby Willoughby & husband, Michael, Brooke Campbell, 2 LT. Clint Campbell & wife, Dana, Patrick Powell & fiance, Jackie, Eric Powell and Heather Blackburn & fiance, A.J.; six great grandchildren, A.J. Willoughby, Kasey Willoughby, Emma Cribb, Conor Cribb, Hope Felmlee and Matthew Felmlee. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Paul Blackburn; three sisters, Thelma Spivey, Louise Graham and Edith Gray Watts.

The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Peacock Funeral Home.

The family would like to express a special thank you for the service and attention that was given by Dr. Yubin Kang, Community Health Care & Hospice, Tracy Gore, Annie Snowden and Amy Dudley. 
Family links: 
  Samuel Hilton Blackburn (1900 - 1982)
  Mary Elizabeth Polk Blackburn (1903 - 1992)
  Thelma Elizabeth Blackburn Spivey (1921 - 2002)*
  Louise Blackburn Graham (1923 - 2009)*
  Charles Vaston Blackburn (1925 - 2010)*
  Paul Ray Blackburn (1927 - 2004)*
  John Robert Blackburn (1930 - 2010)
  Edith Grey Blackburn Watts (1933 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Baptist Church Cemetery
Tabor City
Columbus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Andrew Blackburn
Record added: Mar 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50335737
John Robert Blackburn
Added by: Andrew Blackburn
John Robert Blackburn
Added by: Bob Vaught
John Robert Blackburn
Added by: Bob Vaught
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Thanks for your service
- Bob Vaught
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013
A salute to a veteran of our nations military service.
- Robert C. Peurifoy
 Added: Aug. 2, 2011
Uncle Robert, we will miss you.
- Andrew Blackburn
 Added: Mar. 27, 2010

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