Dateline: February 13, 2003
services for Charles Edward Blackburn, Sr., age 77, were held at 2:00 p.m.
on Thursday, February 6, 2003, in the First United Presbyterian Church
with Don Stone of Clarendon and Rick Massick, Minister, officiating.
Masonic graveside services and interment were held in Citizens
Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors,
Blackburn died Tuesday, February 4, 2003, in Amarillo.
He was born January 20, 1926, in Tasco, Kansas, and was a resident
of Armstrong County before moving to Clarendon in 1944. He married Gladys
Marie Hardin on March 2,
1944, at Goodnight. He was a
farmer most of his life and was a Deputy Sheriff in Donley County for 15
years before retiring. He was
a 50-year member of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge #700, the Royal Arch
Masons, the Royal and Selected Master Masons, and the Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter 6. He was also a
member of the Knights Templar and was a Cub Scout Pack Leader for 13 years
and assisted with Boy Scout campouts and projects.
He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in
was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Elsie Faye Hoover
Blackburn, and a brother, Robert I. Blackburn, in 1993.
include his wife, Gladys Blackburn of Clarendon; two daughters, Marie
Risley of Amarillo and Tammy Spivey of Ralls; one son, Charles E.
“Butch” Blackburn, Jr., of Clarendon; one brother, William O.
Blackburn of Ravensdale, Washington; nine grandchildren; and six great
bearers were Maurice Risley, Allen Estlack, Roger Estlack, Will
Chamberlain, Morris Crump, and L.D. Robinson.
Honorary bearers were members of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge #700.
family requests that memorials be to the First Presbyterian Church in
Clarendon, the Clarendon Masonic Lodge, or Crown of Texas Hospice in
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