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Dennis Randal “Randy” Blackburn, 64, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was a graduate of Marion County High School, Class of 1972, and received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University in 1980. Randy was retired from Tennessee Consolidated Coal Company and Grandview Medical Center.
He was a former City Alderman of Jasper, member of the Jasper First Baptist Church, and life member of Jasper Jaycees and Tennessee Jaycees - where he held multiple state offices and was a U.S. JCI Senator and a Past Commander of the Volunteer Corp.
Randy is preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Blackburn.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Andrea “Andy” (neé Kennedy) Blackburn; mother, Olene Blackburn; daughter, Amy (Eric) Tompkins, of Murfreesboro, TN; son, Will Blackburn, of San Francisco, CA; brother, Steve (Vicki); grandson, Theo Tompkins; and nephews, Rob (Carina), of Emerald Hills, CA, and Jason (Bethany) Blackburn, of Pittsburgh, PA.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST and Saturday, February 2, 2019 CST from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm CST.
Funeral services will be held following visitation on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm CST in the chapel at Tate Funeral Home which will be officiated by Pastor Greg Steele.
Interment to follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens, Jasper, TN.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his name to Camp Discovery (jayceecamp.org); TN JC Foundation, Inc.; Camp Discovery; PO Box 28; South Pittsburg, TN 37380.