In memory of
BLACKBURN, Leslie Eugene Age 83, of Xenia, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born November 15, 1933 in Union, Ohio the son of Leslie and Ruby Frances (Gibson) Blackburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann (Gadd) Blackburn in 2001; and his sister: Marjorie Odle. He is survived by his children: Rebecca (Douglas) Bickett of Lexington, KY; Sharon "Shari" (Marty) Pickering of Xenia; Michael (Jill) Blackburn of Union, KY; sisters: Barbara Tackett of Dayton and Judy (Robert) Schmidt of Arcanum, OH; 8 grandchildren: Lance Bickett; Aimee Bickett Craig; Morgan Pickering; Noah Pickering; Elizabeth Kill; Spencer Kill; Rylee Warren and Magnolia Blackburn; 8 great grandchildren: Kendall Bickett; Avery Craig; Joseph Craig; Allianna Bickett; Julianna Bickett; Allison Leach; Elena Kill; and Lindsey Kill; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He proudly served in the US Navy. He retired from Hobart Corporation in Dayton. He also worked as a custodian at the Community Methodist Church in Dayton and attended the Memorial United Methodist Church in Xenia. He also volunteered at Greene Memorial Hospital. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Miami Valley and Pristine Nursing Homes of Xenia and Jamestown. Services will be held 7 PM Thursday, April 20th at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia with Rev. Ron Swiger and Pastor Fritz Merkes co-officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 5 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. He will be interred with his wife in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Miami Valley. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneral home.com
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