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William B.  Blackburn
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Obituary for William B. Blackburn

William B. Blackburn, 83, of Oxford, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Jennersville Hospital Tower Health, West Grove.

He was the husband of Jo Ann Hawks Blackburn with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Donald D. and Alsey Phillips Blackburn.

He was a dairy farmer in Barnsley retiring in 1996.

William was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Oxford and the Oxford Hunt Club in Clinton County. He was also a member of The Gideons for 20 years.

William enjoyed riding his motorcycle and hunting.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Richard Allen Blackburn of Houston, TX; one daughter, Laura Ann Blackburn of Oxford; one grandson, Connor Thompson; two brothers, Ralph Blackburn (Peggy) of Hickory Hill and Robert Blackburn (Marty) of East Nottingham Twp.; and several nieces.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Blackburn and James Blackburn.

Friends and family may visit from 9 – 11 am followed by the funeral service at 11 am Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2483 Baltimore Pk., Oxford.

Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA. Online condolences may be made at

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11:00 AM
Bethany Presbyterian Church

2483 Baltimore Pike
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Visitation from 9 - 11 am

Cemetery Details


Oxford Cemetery

220 North Third Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363


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