Blackburn, Billy Edward

Friday, May 24, 2019
Billy Blackburn
Billy Blackburn

Billy Edward Blackburn, 89, has left his home in Ooltewah, Tennessee, died on May 24, 2019.

Bill was born on July 10, 1929, in Knoxville. He was a fourth generation Southern Railway employee where he rose to the rank of general foreman through hard work and dedication; a proud family tradition.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Samuel and Mary Lou Blackburn; sisters, Margaret Lindsey, Mildred Allen, Louise Wilshire; and brothers, Jack, Buddy and Robert, Jr.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Norma; his devoted daughters and “sons of the heart”,  Diane (Donnie) Runyan, Candy (Mike) Brooks, Kathy (Jay) Dedmon, and Tina (Jon) Lutz; seven grandchildren, Wendy Brown, Nate Hood, Damon Runyan, Lacey Cordell, Gabe and Thad Dedmon and Erin Lutz; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, many friends and special neighbors.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 3 p.m. in the chapel with Bishop Tim Ashley officiating.

A private entombment will be held at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday May 28, from 1–3 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hearth Hospice, 1800-A Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37408.

Visit www.heritagechattanooga.,com to share condolences to the family and view the memorial tribute.

 


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