Oliver A. Blackburn, age 92
of Mt.Vernon, died Sunday March 10, 2013, at the Mt. Vernon Nursing and RehabilitationCenter.
He was born August 19, 1920, in PoseyCounty, the son of Allen and Carrie (Oliver) Blackburn.
He is survived by his wife of
69 years, LavetaBottomley.
Oliver was a graduate of the former WadesvilleHigh
retired from the Countrymark Refinery after 38 years.
He was a WWII Army veteran. During WWII he took part in the invasion of Europe.
As a staff sergeant and chief of Firing Battery, he served in the battles of Normandy, Northern
France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. He was
awarded the Bronze Star Medal and five battle stars. He was a member of Posey
County Chapter 36 Disabled American Veterans and had served as commander, the
Owen Dunn Post #5 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6576. He enjoyed his
time at coffee with his friends at McDonalds. He was an active member of the Mt.Vernon GeneralBaptistChurch.
He is survived by his wife, Laveta; a son, Richard A.
(Nancy Whyms) Blackburn; a daughter, Sharon Lynn
(Robert) Nunes; four grandsons, Richard Alan (Becky)
Blackburn, Erik Oliver (Michelle) Blackburn, Ian and Nathan Nunes;
two great-grandson, Riley Alan and Reece Delmar Blackburn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lawrence and Archie
Blackburn and one sister, Dorothy Blackburn.
Funeral services will be held at
March 14, 2013, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt.Vernon with Rev. Matt Watson officiating. Burial will be in BellefontaineCemetery with military graveside rites by Owen Dunn Post #5.
Visitation will be from 4-7
p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.