January 30, 1948 – March 27, 2019
Oklahoma City resident, Jim P. Blackburn, 71, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Jim was born January 30, 1948 in Oklahoma City to John Robert and Fleta Mae (Little) Blackburn. He graduated from Northwest Classen High School. Jim was an All-State Baseball player and went on to play for the University of Oklahoma. After college he joined the National Guard and served for 5 years. Jim always put his family first. He loved coaching his children and was always their biggest and proudest fan. He adored his grandchildren and spending time with them. He was a great storyteller and had a wonderful and very dry sense of humor that he used to make his friends and family laugh. Jim was affectionately known as Pa to his grandchildren and was a proud patriarch to his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend and wife, Patricia Blackburn. He is survived by his children, Gary Greeson and girlfriend Gala Nixon, Brandon Blackburn and wife Amy, Ben Blackburn and wife Samantha, and Becky Hinson; grandchildren, Dakota, Garrett, Kelsey Paige, Jackson, Maddy, Miles, and Mason; great grandson, Rowdy; brother, Gary Blackburn; and sister, Carole Whitwell and husband John. Family will greet friends at the funeral home from 1p-4p Sunday at Guardian West Funeral Home, 5820 NW 41st St. Warr Acres.
- Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
April 2, 2019
Jim Blackburn enriched many lives. Patty his lovely wife adored him! I truly believe she kept Jim on his toes! He loved his family, there was no doubt about that! My kids and I spent many fun filled days at the Blackburn house! Lots of cherished memories and laughs! Jim will be greatly missed!
March 29, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Jim will truly be missed.
March 29, 2019
Prayers to the entire Blackburn family for your loss. The most comforting thing I can offer is, Jim was the kindest, most fun loving person most of us will ever know.
We will miss him dearly.
Chuck Hopper SWBYP