Cecil Craig Blackburn

February 18, 1960April 18, 2021

Cecil Craig Blackburn was born in Denver CO on Feb 18, 1960 to parents Donald Everett Blackburn and Retha (Coldwell) and entered eternal rest on April 18, 2021 at the age of 61. Cecil whose nick name was "Johnny" loved to cook and had a passion for life. He studied Interior Design and loved cutting hair and hairstyling. Cecil wore many hats in his life with titles as: chef; hairstylist; marriage officiate; genealogist; gardener; remodeling; raising chickens; loving his chihuahua's; and his family. Cecil was an Episcopalian and attended St. Thomas. He was married to Scott Lintz in May of 2019 in Dallas.

Cecil was preceded in death by his father Donald Blackburn; step-father Paul S. Branton; brothers: Paul A. Branton and William Caldwell; and brother-in-law Keith Fivecoat.

He is survived by: husband Scott Lintz of Kemp,TX; brother Garrett Caldwell and spouse May of Jackson, OH; brother Joseph Duane Branton and spouse Tonya of Canton, TX; sister Lena Carter of Kemp, TX; sister Debra Fivecoat of Kemp, TX; mother Retha Branton of Kemp, TX; numerous nieces; nephews; other loving family members and countless friends.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021


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Michael Mann

May 12, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Cecil. My heart and prayers go out to Scott, Debbie and mom, Retha.
Cecil and I met in the Boy Scouts when we were nine years old, in 1969. We were best friends throughout childhood. As thick as thieves, we were. We made each other laugh all the time. Spent nights together. Went to church together. After school I would go home with him and help him do his farming chores.
Great memories that I'll never forget.
I hope he's pain-free now.