Ernest M. Blackburn
Ernest M. "Sonny" Blackburn, 75, of Dry Run Road, Burlington, W.Va., died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at his residence.
Born on March 24, 1944, at Keyser, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Elsie May (Coffman) Blackburn. He also was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Margaret Blackburn; a brother-in-law, Wayne Shaw; and a granddaughter, Lola Grace Blackburn.
Mr. Blackburn was retired from Penn Ventilator Corporation with 25 years of service. He was a member of the Beaver Run Church of the Brethren, Burlington, and the National Rifle Association. He also was an avid hunter and accomplished carpenter and woodworker.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 54 years, Dorothy J. "Dottie" (Leatherman) Blackburn; his children, Barbara A. Plum and husband, Timothy, Jeff L. Blackburn and wife, Mandy, all of Burlington, and Kim Bruce and husband, Ralph, of Keyser; three sisters, Dorothy Shaw of Keyser, Janet Williams and husband, Ray, of Arthurdale, and Nancy Swick and husband, Jim, of Keyser; four grandchildren, Jared R. Plum, Peyton A. Blackburn, Lillee G. Blackburn and Ryder H. Blackburn; and a special nephew, Gary Shaw.
Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Samuel Biser officiating.
Interment will be in Beaver Run Cemetery, Burlington.
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Published on September 19, 2019


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Eddie Guy
Sep 19, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Ernie's family.