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James Monroe “Butch” Blackburn, Jr.Passing: November 19, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, November 27th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, November 27th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


No Burial

PAOLI – James Monroe “Butch” Blackburn, Jr., 73, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Paoli Health & Living Community.

Born January 24, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of James Monroe Blackburn, Sr. and Della Virginia (Pridemore) Dean.  He married Marcia Lynn Jones on February 14, 1993 and she survives.

Butch worked at M. Fine & Sons, Kimball International, and most recently at French Lick Casino.  He was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsmen’s Club and loved fishing and boating.

Surviving are his wife, Marcia Lynn Blackburn of Paoli; children, David Ray Craft of Scottsburg, James “Jimmy” Monroe Blackburn III of Jeffersonville, and Michelle Renee Blackburn of Washington; stepson, Daniel Lee (Billie Jo) Craft of Needmore; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sandy Snyder of Orleans, Paul (Amy) White of Mitchell, Ruth Ann Clark of Mitchell, Donna Faye Neely of Orleans, Sheila Raye (Charles) Anderson of Bedford, and Crystal Lynn Dean of Orleans.

His parents and siblings, Glenda Sue Bogor and Laverne Kay Brown, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Mark Fugate officiating.  Cremation will follow.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Carl Tegarden | Mitchell, indian
    Date: November 28, 2023
    God bless you and your family. . Have so many memories of fishing in white river with Butch... I even remember he caught or found a car once in mouth of sugar Creek. Condolences to your family
  2. Guest: Michelle Stickney | Oceanside CA
    Date: November 24, 2023
    Butch was a really good friend. Always helpful. I'm going to miss the jokes. Sending prayers and thoughts to Sheila, Donna, Sandy and the rest of the family. Sending out hugs to all the family
  3. Guest: James Blackburn iii | Clarksville
    Date: November 22, 2023
    Dad I miss you so very much and I will think of you each and every day I love you
  4. Guest: Jan Reynolds | Orleans, in
    Date: November 21, 2023
    Paul, Sandy, & Sheila I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is losing a sibling....Praying for your family to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
  5. Guest: Crystal Dean | Orleans Indiana
    Date: November 21, 2023
    I will miss you very brother Butch and love you with all my heart and soul RIP
  6. Guest: Cindy Miller | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: November 21, 2023
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Butch. Prayers for his family during this difficult time.
  7. Guest: James H Ely | BOWLING GREEN
    Date: November 21, 2023
    My condolences and prayers for the Family.
  8. Guest: Matt Abbott | Salem Indiana
    Date: November 21, 2023
    Worked with Butch at kimball I had a lot of laughs a lot of good times he will be missed! I'm so sorry for your loss.