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James "Jim" Branham Blackburn

April 23, 1930 June 13, 2019
James "Jim" Branham Blackburn
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James B."Jim" Blackburn, born April 23, 1930, died June 13, 2019.

Jim graduated Versailles High School in 1948, attended Transylvania University, served in the Army during the Korean War, worked for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company for 25 years then started his own business Blackburn Frame Products where he retired after 30 years. He was a member of TOBA, Thoroughbred Club of America, Spindletop Hall.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vivian Smith Blackburn; grandsons, Thomas A. Blackburn, James C. (Caitlin) Ritchey, Grant Ritchey; granddaughter, Katy Ritchey; daughter-in-law, Gaye Blackburn; great grandsons, Topher and Sully.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann B. Ritchey; son, Patrick T. Blackburn; grandson, Benjamin Ritchey; parents, Maude and Ira Blackburn; sister, Adeline Howard and brother, Worth Blackburn.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, June 17, 2019 at Versailles Cemetery.

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Graveside Service




1:00 PM 6/17/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 6/17/2019 1:30:00 PM
Versailles Cemetery

251 S. Locust Street
Versailles, KY 40383

Versailles Cemetery
251 S. Locust Street Versailles 40383 KY

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