Willie James Blackmon Jr. was born April 23, 1945, to Willie Blackmon Sr. and Mary Ella Blackmon in Mason, Mississippi. He departed this life on March 5, 2023, at the age of 77 years old surrounded by his surviving children.
He acknowledged Christ at an early age and was a member of Freedom in the Word Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Damon Carnes.
He met the love of his life Betty R. Blackmon in 1963. They were united in marriage on December 17, 1966, and to this union five children were born. Kathy L. Blackmon-Johnson(Indianapolis, IN), Derrick L. Blackmon (Jennifer) (Michigan City, IN), and Marcus A. Blackmon (Indianapolis, IN). He is also survived by two sisters Susie Collier of Michigan City, IN and Nellie Blackmon-Howard of Brookside, AL.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty R Blackmon, two sons Corey J. Blackmon and Eric S. Blackmon both of Michigan City, Indiana, one grandchild, both parents and four siblings.
He retired from US Steel (Midwest Division) after several years of service.
Willie loved comedy and watching cartoons with his grandchildren. He was a conservative man with a heart of gold.
He was loved by many, and he leaves to cherish his memory sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of friends and family.
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