by JEFFREYREYNOLDS SPORTSEDITOR
Gary Dale “Judge” Blackburn, 60, of Huddy, Ky., passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Ky.
He was born September 23, 1952, at Williamson, the son of the late Woodrow W. and Merle Smith Blackburn.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Byron Neil Blackburn.
Gary was retired from the N&S Railroad as a foreman of the Maintenance and Way Department. He had served as a Pike County Deputy Sheriff and was a member of the Sharondale Church of Christ. His greatest joy was riding with James Earl Williams and escorting the Belfry High School Football team.
Survivors include his wife, Pebble Bray Blackburn of Huddy: daughters, Tiffany (Keith) Lowe of Huddy, and Theresa (Billy) Hatfield of Wharncliffe; brothers, Jimmy R. Blackburn of Chattaroy, and Larry (Bunny) Blackburn of Pinsonfork, Ky.; grandchildren, Brayleigh Lowe, Mackenzie Lowe, Brodie Lowe, Mallory Roberts and Garic Roberts; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, at R. E. Rogers Funeral Home chapel with Mark Helton, J. R. Blackburn and Bob Werntz officiating. Burial will follow in the Rutherford Cemetery, Huddy, with Owen Dudley, James E. Williams, Christopher Hamlett, Anthony Tackett, Jonathan Wright, Todd Cassell, Rufus Diamond, Edwin DeMurray and Sam Blackburn serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Pike County Deputy Sheriff’s Department. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, at the Funeral Home Chapel.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.
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