Jim W. ”Boots“ Blackmon
Mr. Jim W. ”Boots“ Blackmon, 58, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 3, 2005. He was a native of Brewton and was a former police officer with the East Brewton Police Department and served as an auxiliary police officer in Elberta. He was a member and usher at Abiding Love Fellowship Church. He was a member of Ensley Masonic Lodge 278, The American Legion Riders Association and VIP Wagon Masters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam conflict. He was preceded in death by his father, Malcolm Blackmon and his mother, Eva Jackson; his daddy, John Blackwell; his brother, Malcolm Blackman and his uncle, Robert Earl ”Feti“ Barrow.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Blackmon; four daughters, Tonyia (John) Pendleton, LaSonjia (Scott) Bolser, Janice Peeler and Sheila (Dana) Conant; two sons, Shannon (Stephanie) Odom and Darrell Redding; nine grandchildren, Kathy, Crystal, John II, Jacob, Jennifer, Jeremy, Tiana, Kaylen and Rae Rae; two sisters, Juanita Bradley and Jeannia Thredkeld; and three brothers, Terry (Charlene) Jackson, John ”Hubby“ (Cherri) Blackman and Bill (Mary) Blackman.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at Faith Chapel North in Cantonment with the Rev. John Burkhart and the Rev. Glen Henson officiating. Burial followed at Damascus Cemetery with Faith Chapel Funeral Home North directing.
Pallbearers were John Pendleton, John Pendleton II, Dennis Smith, Hubby Blackmon, Johnny Austin, Steve Blackman, Brian Browder, Howard Millinax, Duke Purnell, Jack Blackman, Heath Blackwell, J.D. Slay, James Blackmon, Tommy Cole and Banard Blackwell.