OBITUARY

Donald "Don" George Blackmon Jr.

January 23, 1966April 7, 2021

On April 07, 2021, Donald ‘Don’ G. Blackmon, Jr. passed away. He was the beloved husband of Michelle L. Blackmon (nee Stewart); devoted father of Auburn M. Blackmon and Donald G. Blackmon, III; loving son of the late Donald G. Sr. and Bonnie L. (nee Scheydt) Blackmon; dear brother of Dawn R. Blackmon and the late David L. Blackmon. Also survived by many close friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 610 W. Macphail RD, Bel Air, MD 21014, on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Funeral services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to the Make a Wish America Foundation,1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400 , Phoenix, AZ 85016 or www.wish.org or to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Michelle L. Blackmon, Spouse
  • Auburn M. Blackmon, Daughter
  • Donald G. Blackmon, III, Son
  • Donald G. Blackmon, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Bonnie L. Blackmon, Mother (deceased)
  • Dawn R. Blackmon, Sister
  • David L. Blackmon, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

Memories

Donald "Don" George Blackmon Jr.

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Nate Baugher

April 29, 2021

Don was the best neighbor and friend you could ask for. He was always willing to do anything for you and your family at a moments notice. He brought our neighborhood closer and created a bond with people that you don’t see much anymore. We moved to our small neighborhood 11 years ago and like most of the community Don was the first one to greet and welcome you. He always invited you over for the Blackmon cookouts, crab feast, and bonfires that we always filled with smiles and laughs. My wife and I got to watch his children grow and we would always admire what a family man he was and how great they turned out. Don would always say “ it’s all about the kids “. It didn’t matter how much time or money he had. There was always a reason to get together and celebrate friends and family. We loved that about him. When Lindsey and I had kids he was so happy for us and my daughter was always so excited to see him. She always looked out the window for his fire going so we could stop over which usually started with “want a beer?” We are going to miss seeing him in the yard on his tractor with the family and hearing Aaron Lewis, AC/DC, or Ozzy playing across the valley. We are going to miss him but are lucky to have known him. Rest easy buddy.

Dennis Reese

April 26, 2021

I was fortunate to meet Don when we were working at Martin Marietta in our younger days. We worked in different areas but that didn’t stop us becoming very tight. We spent a lot of time together outside of work and it’s probably a good thing people didn’t have camera phones then. Don introduced me to his girl Michelle and I knew this was for good. We drifted apart for many years and out of the blue he reached out to me and told me about an opportunity at NGC and I’m grateful he did. I’m sorry I didn’t get to know Auburn and Donald personally although Don spoke of his family often ,they meant everything to him. Don was always willing to help anyone out at work and many came asking. Miss you my friend.

Stephanie Campbell

April 25, 2021

I met Don when I started working at Northrop in September. He was one of the very first people to speak to me and he quickly became one of my favorites. He was a goofball and could make anyone laugh. He was a great friend for the short amount of time I got to have him in my life. He was one of the most genuine people I have met and he will be missed immensely. My condolences to his family, who he talked about so often.

Michael Green

April 21, 2021

On behalf of IUE/CWA Local 82130 Officers and Executive Board, we wish to send our Deepest Sympathy to Don's wife, family and many friends. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Don was a wonderful friend and supported our Union Brothers and Sisters as a shop steward. We will truly miss him. God Bless you and your family.

Dick Temmink

April 16, 2021

Don was one of the best co-workers to be around . He would help either at work or on personal projects . A couple of things he did was to turn me on to BROOMS BLUM ice cream & Wilson farm pie store ,having trouble loosing weight because of that . Don will be missed . Sorry for your loss

Dick Temmink.

Tom Aiken

April 16, 2021

I meet Don back in the late 80’s at Martin Marietta, he had the greatest gift of fellowship and could talk with anyone regardless of their beliefs or views. When I came to Northrop and I saw him here we immediately hit it off at where we left. Such a good guy who loved his family.
Don is now at peace. My prayers are to his family, Michelle, Auburn, and Donald, May you find peace in your day and days ahead. Continue his joys and love he had for you and each other.
In Christ’s name Amen

Scott Tafoya

April 14, 2021

I’ve known Don his entire 14 years at Northrop Grumman. From day 1 he was quite a character. He was one of the friendliest guy’s I’ve ever met. He was the best damn repair people we had. He didn’t hesitate to help anyone who needed it. He spoke his mind no matter the subject and didn’t care about the consequences. But the one thing I will remember him most for is he would do anything for you. He loved his family with all his heart. Michelle, Auburn and Donald, my deepest sympathies for your loss. There will never be another like him. Don, Godspeed Brother! Tip one back with JC! You will be immensely missed!!

Timothy Euler

April 13, 2021

I met Don around 2004 when he was working for a supplier for Northrop Grumman. A few hours after that, I offered him employment at Northrop. He was one of the most competent mechanics I knew. I became very close to him at work. I came to depend on him all the time. It will be impossible to replace him. His ingenuity was remarkable. He could fix almost anything. The entire factory sent their repairs to his attention. He may be gone, but he will be remembered by those who worked with him for a very long time. All of us here at Northrop Grumman will remember him for years to come. My sympathy goes out to his wife and children your husband and father will be missed.

Dave Denny

April 12, 2021

I met Don at Northrop Grumman in 2005 while on loan to the infamous "Wedgetail" antenna effort. I knew within seconds that this guy was character and going to be a blast to work with. He did not disappoint. He was live entertainment every day. I've always felt like those of us who worked on that project formed a kind of bond in mutual strife, but I related to Don most of all. We had the same sense of humor, taste in music and interests that kept a conversation going. He was also one of the few that really took time to help me with a repair or rescue me from a bad development during an install. 16 years later, even though we no longer worked together, our friendship only grew. A true comrade and confidant and always a blast to hang out with. It still hasn't quite sunk in yet but when it does, I'm going to miss him VERY much. My sincerest condolences to Michelle, Auburn and Donald Jr. All the pictures alone show how much he loved you. As much as he means to me, I can barely imagine your loss. May God help you find peace and comfort and solace in Don's beautiful memory.

Laura Lam

April 12, 2021

I worked with Don at NG for several years. He was my "go to" guy when I had difficult issues that needed resolved. While it was great to have him at NG for that reason, my favorite part was visiting with him to talk. Our talks always revolved around family and how proud he was of his kids and how much he loved them and Michelle. Sometimes we talked about the dogs too. I will miss our talks so much. I pray his family finds peace in knowing how much he loved them and how proud he was of them.

FROM THE FAMILY