Foster Blackburn, age 82, of Varney, KY., passed from this life, Friday, August 2, 2019. Foster was born to the late Bill and Maggie “Coleman” Blackburn in Pike County, KY., January 6, 1937.
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Besides both parents, Foster is preceded in death by his first wife, Nettie Blackburn; three brothers, Gene Blackburn, a US Airforce Veteran, William Rell Blackburn, US Airforce Veteran, Larry Don Blackburn, US Navy Veteran; one sister, Inez Blevins.
Foster is survived by his loving wife, Jettie Blackburn; five sons, Foster Neil Blackburn and his wife, Joan, Mark Blackburn and his wife, Kelli, Shawn Smith and his wife, Deanna, Dwayne Smith and his wife, Lisa, Randall Smith and his wife, Stacy; three daughters, Rhonda McCall and her husband, Gene, Shelia Means and her husband, Glenn, and Jamie Larimore and her husband, Frankie; grandchildren, Kayla Blackburn, Sawyer Blackburn, Bradley Blackburn, Glenn L. Means III, Reanna Goble, Eli Smich, Jimmy Rowe and his wife, Angel, Cody Smith and his wife, Erika, Dalton Smith, Lexie Smith, Jared Smith, Kenzie Smith, and Maddie Smith; sister, Rose Hammons and her husband, John; two brothers, George Blackburn, US Army Veteran, and his wife, Peggy and Johnny Blackburn and his wife, Vivian.
Foster served his Nation proudly in the United States Navy. Foster was an honored Veteran who wore the title proudly. Foster also was a bookkeeper for thirty- five years at Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church. He wore the title “Honorary Clerk” because of his trust and discipline.
The family will accept friends at Thacker Funeral Chapel Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The funeral services will be Monday, August 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist Church with burial following at Annie E. Young Cemetery. Pilgrims Rest Old Regular Baptist will be the officiating all services honoring the life of Foster Blackburn with DAV Honors observed by the Johns Creek Chapter #166.Arrangements are entrusted to the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville, KY.