William Blackburn

1943 - 2013

William "Bill" Dale Blackburn, 69, of Fulton, died Friday, August 16, 2013, at his home in Fulton, Mo. He was born October 28, 1943, the son of the late Jack and Allie Davis Blackburn. On October 27, 1962, he married Erna Salmons in Mexico, Mo. She survives of the home. Bill was self employed as a timber worker. He enjoyed wood working and coon hunting. Bill is also survived by one son, Jackie Dale (Brandy) Blackburn of Fulton, Mo; three grandchildren, Jessica (Greg) Branham of Auxvasse, Mo, Jackie Marie Blackburn of Mexico, Mo, and Nichole Boyd of Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Mariah, Annalynn, and Zachary; one sister, Helen Hoover; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Readsville with Pastor Mike Crowson officiating. Burial will follow in Readsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, Mo. Memorials are suggested to Erna Blackburn to help defray funeral expenses c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, Mo 65251. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.