Funeral services for George Franklin Blackmon, age 71, of Chandler, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home with Tyler Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Blackmon was born on Feb, 22, 1942, in Henderson to Barnie and Ocie Shepard Blackmon, and passed away on May 17, 2013, in Tyler.
Mr. Blackmon served in the U.S. Navy, was a truck driver and a Mason. He had lived in the area most of his life.
Survivors include a son, Robert Blackmon and wife Cory, of Brownsboro; daughter, Kris Tarrant and husband Joe, of LaRue; two stepdaughters, Teri Wimberly and Rebecca Martinez; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Ruby Guillot and husband Norbert of Orange; brothers, Jimmie Blackmon and wife Dorothy, of Canton, and William Blackmon, of Tyler; special friend, Sharon Newsom, of Chandler; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, one brother and five sisters.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Justin, Amber, Bobbie Sue, Tyler, Casey, Austin, Caylor and Brock . Honorary pallbearers will be Kaylan, Skye, Brittany, Ava, Mia and Jack.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Tyler Memorial Funeral Home Cemetery and Mausoleum
12053 State Highway 64 West
Tyler, TX 75704
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 19, 2013