He was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to James Jr. and Mabel Lean (Blair) Blackburn.
Dallas attended Willard High School and then went on to work for John F. Stambaugh Farm for a number of years. He was most recently employed with R.S. Hanline Co., where he worked since 1985. Dallas was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed fishing, watching football, riding his four-wheeler and playing cards. A true family man, his most favorite times were those spent with his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Delia (Vasquez) Blackburn; children, Dallas Jr. (Wendy) Blackburn, Daniel Ryan Blackburn (Christine Tennant), Dustin Blackburn (Heyzel Lovo), Joseph Blackburn (Skylre Van Meter) and Lester (Wendy) Ramey; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth (Joyce) Blackburn of Pippa Passes, Ky., and Donald (Ellen) Blackburn of Willard; uncle, James (Pam) Blair of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to this parents, Dallas was preceded in death by his infant brother, Daryl Blackburn; maternal grandparents, Verlie “Buck” and Jettie (Thompson) Blair; and paternal grandparents, James H. “Buddy” and Alice (Gray) Blackburn.
Family and friends are invited to visit 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Secor Funeral Home in Willard. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, until funeral service at noon, at the funeral home. The Rev. Ricky Branham will officiate the service and burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Hospital or the Huron County Humane Society.
Condolences can be left for the family at secorfuneralhomes.com.