Callie L. Blackburn, age 87, went to be with the Lord with her loving family by her side on Saturday, August 20, 2011, from her residence.
A native of Washington County she was the daughter of the late John Robie and Sallie Elizabeth Bowman Lewis.
Callie was a homemaker and a life long Presbyterian.
Her love for the Lord led her to dedicate her life to charity work. Mrs. Blackburn volunteered her time to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Gideon’s International, Meals on Wheels, Dawn of Hope, the Senior Citizen Center and many other organizations.
She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by her family.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Millard Filmore Blackburn; daughters and sons-in-law; Nancy & Bernie Bond, Melinda & Billy Barlow, and Susan & David Barrow; grandchildren, Karen Taufer, Lynn Bond, Luke Barlow, Philip Barrow, Callie Barrow, Olivia Barrow, Peter Barrow, James Barrow, and Aaron Barrow; and six great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and beloved friends also survive.
A Committal and Interment service for Callie L. Blackburn will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Bill Duncan officiating.
The family will receive friends in the Sunset Room of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM prior to the committal service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 908 Chase Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604 or to Gideon’s International Johnson City South Camp, P.O. Box 372, Mountain Home, TN 37684.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements for the Blackburn family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, 610-7171.