Marshall D. Blackburn
Feb. 26, 1934 - Feb 10, 2014
ELKHART— Marshall D. “Blackie” Blackburn, 79, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, in his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Shady Valley, Tenn.
Survivors include a son, Rod Lee (Cynthia) Blackburn of Goshen; daughter Randee Lea (Patrick) Melling of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Pat” Blackburn and his mother, Sylvia Foreign.
Marshall served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in August 1951. He was later employed as a machinist with Labour Pump Co. for more than 27 years prior to his retirement.
Marshall often enjoyed spending time fishing and watching football.
Cremation has taken place at Altera Cremation Services and a private service will be at a later date.
Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, is entrusted with arrangements.