Sgt. Major James W. Blackburn Jr. (retired), 83, of Cleveland, died Sunday, July 27, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. Blackburn Sr. and Laura Swartz Blackburn.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wilson Blackburn of Cleveland; children: Ken Blackburn of Franklin, Becky Griffin of Murfreesboro and Joe Blackburn and Alan Blackburn, both of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, John B. Blackburn of Cleveland; sister, Sarah Jane West of Maynardville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 30, 2014, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Herbert Conley officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends today one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.