Jerry L. Blackburn, 64, of Springfield, died at 9:25 pm, Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Capital Healthcare. He was born June 26, 1951 in Springfield, to Clarence and Philomena Elizabeth Laurenzana Blackburn, Jr.
Survivors include his mother, Phyllis Blackburn of Panama City, FL; one brother, Tom Blackburn of Springfield, one sister, Debbie Rauch; one niece, Lauren Blackburn of Springfield and close personal friends, Kris Webb, Paulette Roberts and James Braley.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was the retired owner of Garden Management Services.
Jerry was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Master Gardener’s Club; Springfield Civic Garden Club; Central Illinois Daylily; and Prairie State Orchid Society from 1990-1996. He was active with Sangamon County Home Extension since 1989 and was a weekend attendant at Washington Park Botanical Gardens.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SARA Center / Fifth Street Renaissance.
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sara Center/Fifth Street Renaissance.
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