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Originally published: 2012-08-20 12:35:06
Last modified: 2012-08-21 08:23:07

Jon Thomas Blackburn

Jon Thomas Blackburn, 45, of Nebo, passed away Friday, August 17, 2012, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville. A native of McDowell County, Blackburn was born August 13, 1967, to the late Thomas Leon Blackburn and Phyllis Wise Blackburn of Marion. He was an employee with US Food Service and took great pride in his job. He was an avid sports fan. Blackburn will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and friend who never met a stranger.

Left to cherish his memories, in addition to his mother, are his loving wife, Lisa Young Blackburn, of the home; his son, Thomas "Ty" Young Blackburn, of the home; his uncle, John Blackburn, of Linville; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Loretta Young, of Marion; brother and sister-in-law, Chad and Anna Young, of Marion; and brother-in-law, Mark Young, of Charlotte. A niece and nephew, Griffin and Presley Young, also survive.

A celebration of life was held at 6 p.m Wednesday, August 22, 2012,. at First Presbyterian Church of Marion, 79 Academy Street, Marion, N.C. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, two hours prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ty Blackburn College Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 145 North Main Street, Marion, NC 28752.
Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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