US Air Force

Reynolds Allen Blackburn, Jr.

May 30, 1941 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Reynolds Blackburn, Jr. Obituary

WARREN – Reynolds Allen Blackburn, Jr., age 82, entered eternal rest Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.  He was born May 30, 1941, in Warren, the son of Reynolds Allen, Sr. and Vernell (Jarrett) Blackburn.

A 1960 graduate of Howland High School, Reynolds served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force.  From 1971 to his retirement in 2004, he worked for Sprint, beginning as an installer and repairman, and finishing as a supervisor and district manager.  He belonged to the Shriners and to the Louis Mitchell Elks Lodge, where he served three terms as Exalted Ruler.  He enjoyed music, travel, sports, and most of all, time with his family and friends.

Precious memories of Reynolds live on with his beloved wife of nearly nineteen years, Blossom (Bennett) Blackburn, whom he married August 28, 2005; one son, Melvin Blackburn, Sr. of Warren; four daughters: Renee Blackburn of Charlotte, N.C., Rosetta Freeman of Columbus, Nadine Blackburn (David Parris) of Braselton, Ga., and Rachel Blackburn of New York; six stepsons: Tyrone Ford, and Kamar, Samuel, Andrew, Charles, and Ruben Bennett, all of Warren; four stepdaughters: Tulea, Tashara, Shalea, and Sawaya Bennett, all of Warren; eleven grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Logan of Columbus.

Preceding him in death are his parents; one sister, Frances Kirk; and two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Blackburn.

Calling hours are 4:00 to 6:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2024 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 6:00 pm Monday, with Rev. Austin Shaw officiating. 

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March 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Staton-Borowski Funeral Home
962 North Road N.E.
Warren, OH 44483

Funeral Service
March 4, 2024

6:00 PM
Staton-Borowski Funeral Home
962 North Road N.E.
Warren, OH 44483


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