Donald O. Blackburn, age 81, resident of Kings Mountain, NC died December 30, 2013 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. He was born in Cleveland Co. NC to the late Robert Blackburn and Ann Dixon Blackburn. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Peggy Yates Blackburn; son, Jeffery Donald Blackburn; and brothers, Ray Blackburn, Walter Blackburn, Arthur Blackburn, and sister, Pauline Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and retired from Canteen Vending, Shelby, NC. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved woodworking, Nascar, and going to the beach.
SURVIVORS: Son: Steven S. Blackburn and wife Susan, Kings Mtn. NC
Daughter: Donna B. Henderson and husband Mike, Kings Mtn. NC
Brother: Max Blackburn, Kings Mtn. NC
Sisters: Flora Lee Yarbro, Kings Mtn. NC
Lib Hollifield, Charlotte, NC
6 Grandchildren: Brocke Blackburn, Brooke Blackburn, Caleb Henderson, Michaela Henderson, Nic Morris, and Kaitlin Goodson.
1 Great Grandchild: Cameron Henderson.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Friday, January 3, 2014
2:00 P.M. Dr. Steve Taylor, officiating.
VISITATION: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening, January 2, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC
INTERMENT: Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina
MEMORIALS: Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mtn. Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1015 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC