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John Michael Blackburn

February 20, 1959 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

John Blackburn Obituary

John Michael Blackburn, age 65, of Sanford, NC, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Central Carolina Hospital.

He was born in Cumberland County on February 20, 1959 to the late Benjamin Freeman Blackburn and Linda Kay Clark Blackburn Garrett.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael Wayne Blackburn and twin brother, James “Jim” Blackburn.  John worked many years in construction, most recently construction of dental offices. He was a self-taught carpenter (with a little help from his father)  with the ability to build anything he set his mind to. In his spare time, he enjoyed off-shore fishing, working on projects in his shop and spending time and playing with his precious grandchildren.  John will be remembered for his kindness and honesty and great love for family.  “Choppy” will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

John is survived by daughter, Casey Blackburn of Sanford; sisters, Joye Burroughs and husband, Mark of Morganton, NC and Diana Glasson and husband, Tim of Sanford; step-father, W. Thomas Garrett of Sanford and his very loved grandchildren, Denver and Michael McAuley of Sanford.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 6, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332


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