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Buddy Blackburn

April 12, 1940 — August 1, 2021

Fleetwood

Buddy Blackburn

Buddy Blackburn, age 81, of Fleetwood, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Bledsoe Blackburn of the home, two daughters, Teresa Childress and husband Wayne of Highpoint and Melinda Osborne and fiancée Rick Poe of Warrensville; two granddaughters, Megan Childress of Australia and Samantha Harris and husband Andy of Sparta; two grandsons, Evan Childress of Highpoint and Seth Osborne and wife Hannah of Todd; two great-grandchildren, Drew Harris and Emery Osborne, two sisters, Mary Jo Gentry and husband Johnny of Providence and Joyce Tucker and husband Bill of King, North Carolina; two brothers, Keith Blackburn and wife Joyce of Fleetwood and Ben Blackburn and wife Sylvia of Hickory.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Donald Evert Blackburn and Anne Edwards Blackburn and one brother David Blackburn.

Funeral services for Buddy Blackburn will be conducted Thursday August 5, 2021 at 2:00 o'clock at First Baptist Church West Jefferson. Reverend Michael Lea and Reverend Kenneth Morris will officiate.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8, at First Baptist Church West Jefferson.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or to First Baptist Church West Jefferson, P.O. Box 180 West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of West Jefferson

8 West 2nd Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of West Jefferson

8 West 2nd Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694

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