Donald Edward Blackburn

March 25, 2016

Donald Edward Blackburn 74, of Frankfort, IN, died at 5:37 a.m. March 25, 2016 at his home.  Born August 16, 1941 in Gap Creek, KY to Ernest Clinton & Edna Pearl (Melton) Blackburn.  He married Lectia Annalee Jones on December 16, 1961 in Monticello, KY and she preceded him in death December 22, 2010.  Don grew up in Wayne County, KY attended school in Wendy, KY and moved to Frankfort in 1964. A self-employed building contractor, he operated Blackburn Construction from 1970 until 2007.  Don was of the Baptist Faith. He loved his family.

Visitation and Services

The funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Wayne Martin of Harmony Baptist Church will officiate. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Memorial donation may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Terry Blackburn of Brownsburg Jerry (Susan) Blackburn of Austin, TX David (Rhonda) Blackburn of Michigantown 2 Daughters: Melissa Bryant of Frankfort, Donna Blackburn of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Ernest Blackburn of Newport News, VA, Bobby Blackburn of Otterbein, IN, 2 Sisters: Geneva Sutton of Otterbein, IN, Shirley (John) Verhoeven of Otterbein, IN, Lifelong Friend: Bertie Staton of Frankfort, 15 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his parents, spouse, 2 brothers, James Dallas Blackburn, Frank Blackburn, half-brother, Shelby Reno and great grandson Laiten.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Donald Edward Blackburn”

  1. Carola Bennett March 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I’m thinking of you all and sending my love. Hold tight to each other and your memories. Family is forever no matter what. Rest in peace Uncle Don. Love, Carola

    • Terry Blackburn March 28, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Thank you, love and miss you. Family is always no matter what comes. Wish you could be here with us.

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Dear Rhonda and Dave & family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Ron & Erilda

  3. Jamie & Janice stinson March 26, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Uncle Don, You will be greatly missed you have touched a lot of hearts. Rest in Peace.
    We love you.

  4. Priscilla Worth March 27, 2016 at 5:17 am

    So sorry for your loss, Don was a great man. I love you all very much and if you need anything please let me know. Hugs and prayers and my God see you through this time. Love always.

  5. Mark Howe March 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Praying for the family . Don was a great father and wonderful friend.He will be missed by so many. So glad to have known him.

    • Terry Blackburn March 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Dad loved you and your friendship to him meant more than words can provide thank you for all you do as well.

  6. Amber & Brodie Reed March 27, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Uncle Don, you will be greatly missed around the Stinson household. I enjoyed getting to know you and loved how close you and Brodie grew together! My best memories with you are listening to all your jokes and watching you play Ninga turtles with Brodie! He really took a liking to you. He misses you as well. He says to tell his buddy he loves and misses you! You reminded me of my grandpa and how much family meant to him. You always loved to make everyone laugh! I’m sure going to miss your perverted jokes and that laugh of yours. We love you, may you rest in peace. Tell my grandpa and grandma hello for us, we miss them.

    PS It’s almost fishing season, get your poles ready to catch the biggest fish of the year!

  7. Martha (Melton) Allen March 28, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Another Angel ha spread his wings to see our beloved Father in Heaven, his beloved wife, family members and friends. I had the honor and privilege of getting to know my second cousin at a Melton family reunion about three years ago and have kept in touch with Donald ever since. From what I learned about Donald, he is a sweet, funny, caring and lovable man and I will miss our chats dearly. My dad, Charlie Melton and Donald are cousins. So sorry to hear of his passing and prayers and condolence to all. God Bless!

  8. Jeff Anderson March 28, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Terry and family, sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you.

    • Terry Blackburn March 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

      You and your family were a friend to me and my dad as well. The years scar us up and change our bodies and cause us tears but a heart of a friend doesn’t change they are always there. Thank you

  9. Brittany Hoffman March 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Grandpa I miss you so much, life without you is going to be a long road. I’m lost right now, you were the strongest man I knew. When we lost grandma you kept us strong, when I lost my baby boy Laiten you kept me strong and now I have lost you and I don’t know how to be strong. Knowing your smiling down on us with grandma and Laiten in one of your arms make it a little better I’m broken into pieces this feels like a nightmare I cant wake up from….

  10. Shellie Bates March 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family

  11. Rhonda Fish-Johnston March 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy. Very devoted family man! So happy I had the pleasure of reconnecting with him and some of the family… had been years since the old neighborhood and he hadn’t changed a bit, ornery as ever! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Ferrel and Baker familys March 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    We are sending our deepest sympathy.

  13. Marilyn Joseph March 31, 2016 at 12:25 am

    To Donald’s family members – sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to deal with your loss. Always remember that God wants us to throw our burdens on him and he will sustain us. Whenever you feel like you cannot pull through, just remember that John 5:28,29 offers a real hope of being reunited with our dead loved ones again.

  14. Mark Howe April 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    A very good man I will never forget. Thanks for the wisdom, many laughs and memories.

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