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A graveside service for Charles Ray Blackburn, 53, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery, with Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Blackburn died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Sweetwater.
He was born Sept. 25, 1957, in Sweetwater. Charles had lived in Sweetwater most all his life. He had worked for Alex Transportation, Ennis Trucking, Union 76 in the shop and the past four years at La Quinta Inn as a cook. He attended Sweetwater schools and was Pentecostal.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Ray Blackburn, Jr. of Bakersfield, Calif., James Blackburn of San Angelo and Chris Blackburn of Odessa; daughter, Kayde Blackburn of Cisco; father, Joe. C. Blackburn, Jr. of Blackwell; brothers, Calvin Ray Blackburn of Sweetwater, Marvin Clay Blackburn of Glen Rose and Joe Blackburn III of Clyde; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sallie Belle Pickett Blackburn on May 25, 1997.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Blackburn, Marvin Blackburn, Joe Blackburn III, James Blackburn, Chris Blackburn and Brian Black.