Cleon Sanford Blackburn, age 58, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

He was born November 30, 1959 in Wilkes County to Eli Percy and Myrtle Reavis Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn was retired as an electrician. He loved NASCAR racing; Carolina Panthers; his 70’s Boss Mustang; watching Gunsmoke, Price is Right. He also loved spending time with his little bug Rae Rae. Mr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents; son, Shannon Jennings; brother, Jerry Blackburn; and sister, Doris Shew.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda Johnson Blackburn; daughter, Courtney Nicole Blackburn “Big Bug” and fiancé, Wesley Cheek of North Wilkesboro; sisters, Janet Olson and husband Chuck of Sophia, NC, Wanda Bauguess and husband Ted of Roaring River, Elizabeth Shumate and husband Roger, Kay Roland, Patricia Leonard and husband Paul Junior, Jewel Kearns and husband Jimmy all of High Point, Jane Riddle and husband Gary of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Raegan Huffman “Little Bug”, Mason Huffman, Kyleigh Huffman, Kassidy Huffman, Kylee Cheek, Gavin Cheek, Weston Cheek; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2018 at Full Gospel Mission Church with Rev. Ronnie Gregory and Courtney Blackburn officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 Thursday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com

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