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Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 01:08 PM.

George Richard Blackburn, Jr.

Mr. George Richard Blackburn, Jr. 72 , passed away April 26, 2014. He was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Harlingen, Texas, to George and Leverna Bevells Blackburn.

Mr. Blackburn had been a resident of Santa Rosa Beach. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Army with more than 20 years of serving before retiring. He also worked as a title researcher for many years. He enjoyed reading, working puzzles and fishing.

Mr. Blackburn is preceded  in death by his parents.

Mr. Blackburn is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Peggy O. Blackburn of Santa Rosa Beach; sons, John Blackburn of Tennessee, James Blackburn of Virginia, Clint Epps of Tennessee, Joe Hargis and wife Cari of Santa Rosa Beach, and Clifford Bright and wife Amanda of Santa Rosa Beach; daughters, Evelyn Miller of Ohio, Sylvia Reiter of Louisiana and Patricia Moore of Santa Rosa Beach; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. May 1 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home,150  East Highway 20 in Freeport.

Graveside services will be held at 10:15 a.m. May 2 at Barrancas National Cemetery.

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