Lester T. Blackburn

November 7, 1930April 27, 2013

Age 82 of Miamisburg, Ohio passed away peacefully April 27, 2013 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born November 7, 1930 to the late Leonard and Helen (Harrell) Blackburn. Also preceding him in death are brothers, Butch (Helen), Donald (Flossie), Arthur (Alberta) & Jerry; sisters, Lorena (Pat Curtner), Inez (Warren Hail), & Beatrice (Harry Ellis). Lester is survived by friend and Mother of his children, Naomi Blackburn; sisters, Charmae (Kiden Sheppard), Mary (Wood Risner); daughters, Gwen Geist, Kim Chenault (Mick Pierce), Pam Blackburn (Bob Bell); grandsons, Robbie Geist, Aaron Chenault (Sarah), Andrew Chenault (Krystal), Kiden Blackburn and Caleb; granddaughter, Collette Geist Atha (Todd); great grandsons & granddaughters, Kemper, Kendell, Owen, Candice and Claire; sister-in-law, Norma Blackburn and numerous nephews and nieces. Lester served in the U.S. Army with the Corp. of Engineers from 1953-1955 and retired from Karrollton Envelope after 42 years of service. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Tuesday, April 30 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00am Wednesday, May 1 also at the funeral home. Interment following at Hillgrove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation,2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43231, in memory of Lester. Personal condolences may be left for the family by visiting


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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shawnda gross (Tallent)

May 7, 2013

Pam and family . I am truly sorry for your loss. Time will help. Find comfort in memories.

Lindsay Brewer

May 6, 2013

I was privilaged to take care of Lester. I will always remember the look he would give me when I entered his room. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

Joye Carey

May 4, 2013

My heart is saddened by Lesters' passing. We worked together for 17 yrs. at the Envelope and I often wonder about him. Gwen, Kim, and Pam...I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you at this time. I, too, recently lost my father, so I know how difficult this time is. Feel good in knowing he is at peace now and with loved ones....Joye

Alex Torres

May 4, 2013

Sorry for your grandfathers passing Rob. He is in a better place now, resting peacefully forever.

Collette Geist-Atha

May 1, 2013

Grandpa I was blessed to have you in my life! You meant so much to me and you will always be in my thoughts. Thanks for being such a great grandpa and Thank you for being such a big part of my life. I love you and will never forget you.

Teri Robinson Philhower

April 29, 2013

Many prayers to the entire Blackburn Family.Special prayers for Kim,Gwen, Pam and Naomi... the best Girl Scout Leader ever. Lester will be missed my all. He was a wonderful man! Thank you all for being such a wonderful loving family. Lester had a great crew!

Kim (Dickey) Frazee

April 29, 2013

So sad to hear this news. I grew up just a few houses up the street and have great memories of playing with Gwen, Kim, and Pam. Mr. Blackburn always came home from work to kids playing school in the garage, or hanging out on the swing set in the back yard. My prayers for your family. The memories will give you great comfort.......those were the days!

Ron McKiddy

April 29, 2013

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thought's and prayers to the family!

Rob Geist

April 28, 2013

I love you Grandpa and thanks for being such a great man. Family always came fist to you and that will always be instilled in me.