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David Blackburn

December 4, 1938 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 82)


David Goddard Blackburn died August 12, 2021 at his home in Danville, Kentucky from complications of multiple myeloma.

David was born December 4, 1938 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School, the Ohio State University, and Xavier University. He was a career hospital administrator, working for various organizations in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas. David was a retired Lt. Colonel in United States Army Reserve.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Julia Blackburn, his first wife Mary Powell, and his grandson Jeffrey Blackburn.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Emnett Blackburn of Danville and his son, Thomas of Ohio.

A visitation will be Monday, August 16, 2021 from 5-7pm at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home, with military honors to follow at 7pm.


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August 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home
331 South Fourth Street
Danville, KY 40422

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