December 9, 1934 - November 22, 2020
MAXWELL – James “Jim” Walter Blackburn, age 85, of Maxwell, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis on December 9, 1934 to Hanson A. and Gladys M. (Armstrong) Blackburn. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Jim married Cecilia Grace (Cruz) on March 5, 1957 in Oceanside, California. He was the owner of Blackburn’s Body Shop for many years. He loved his job, working on cars, enjoyed cigars, and collecting tractors and old cars. Jim was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Fortville. Jim is survived by his wife, Cecilia; children, Tim (Medina) Blackburn, Dora (Dwayne Jackson) George, and Jaimie (David) Figg; grandchildren, Amber and Megan Riffey, Tommy and Josh George, and Dakota Figg; a great-granddaughter, Rylee Bonham; brother, Hanson William; sister-in-law, Janice; and his dog, Rooster. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hanson and Gladys Blackburn; daughters, Jane and Marcella; brothers, Edward (Wanda), Darrell (Kenna), Ronald, and John; and a sister-in-law, Thurby Blackburn. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Eden Cemetery in Eden with military honors by active duty and the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. As a reminder, the government mandate requires guests to wear masks when inside our building. We are limited to a capacity of 50 guests at a time and please practice social distancing. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.
MAXWELL – James “Jim” Walter Blackburn, age 85, of Maxwell, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020. He was born in Indianapolis on December 9, 1934 to Hanson A. and Gladys M. (Armstrong) Blackburn. He served in the U.S.... View Obituary & Service Information
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