Mr. James Blackburn

  • Born: March 19, 1939
  • Died: March 22, 2012
  • Location: Mabank, Texas

Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home and Memorial Park

601 South Third Street
State Highway 198 at Walnut Street
Mabank, TX 75147

Tel. (903) 887-3111

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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James was born on March 19, 1939 in Commerce, TX to the late Newnun and Mary Blackburn and entered into the arms of the Lord on March 22, 2012. James was the Deputy Chief of the Dallas Fire Department where his firefighter brothers called him "Blackie". He was also the chief of the Temple Fire Department for 5 years. James enjoyed spending time with his family, RVing, traveling, building and was what you would call a "Jack of all trades". If he wasn't hunting he was working in his shop. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Mabank. He was loved by many and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife Joann of Mabank, daughter Tamara Wimmer of Denton, son James Mark Blackburn and wife Melinda of Mabank, three grandchildren; James Michael Blackburn, Tessa Wimmer and Trent Wimmer, one sister Peggy Burns and husband Robert of Jacksonville, nieces, nephews, other family and many loving friends.