John Blackburn, 89, of OaklandCity, died Wednesday, December 31,
2008 at the Protestant Home
in Evansville. He was
born March 10, 1919 in OaklandCity to Luther and Mary (Brewer) Blackburn.
He was a member of GoodShepherdUnitedMethodistChurch since 1929. He was awarded the Silver Star as an Army
Forward Observer in WWII.He was a
member of Oakland City Masonic Lodge and Princeton VFW Post 1147. He enjoyed playing bass guitar in the Old
Timers Band.He retired from the
Maintenance Department, GibsonGeneralHospital after 16 years. Prior to that, in OaklandCity, he owned and operated Blackburn Standard Service for
16 ½ years and was a part owner of L.A. Blackburn and Sons Poultry House.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma
Blackburn, on March 27, 2004. They were married for 63 years.
Survived are three children, Diana Lynn Jones of Framingham, MA, and Marquita Kelly and
Richard Blackburn both of Indianapolis, IN, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will Sunday January 4, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel with burial in MontgomeryCemetery, Dr. Douglas Low officiating.
Visitation will be from Saturday and from 1:00P.M.until services on Sunday at