Don Rex BlackfordOctober 9, 1936 ~ May 31, 2017 (age 80)
Don Rex Blackford, age 80, of Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born in Alexandria on October 9, 1936, to the late Roy and Eva (Anderson) Blackford.
Don married the love of his life Edna (Idlewine) Blackford on August 18, 1953 and they shared more than 53 years of marriage. He served our country in the United States Army from November of 1955 to February of 1961. Don retired from the City of Elwood where he worked as the Humane Officer for more than 15 years. He enjoyed fishing with his sons and recently enjoyed making boxes of all sizes. His goal was to see how small of a box he could make correctly and enjoyed talking about his box making hobby. Don was a life-member of the Elwood V.F.W. Post 5782. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Edna (Idlewine) Blackford of Elwood, daughter, Autumn Dailey, 2 sons, Tater (Shannon) Blackford and Pat Blackford, eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, siblings, Freda (Jim) Georgel, George Blackford, Mike (Diane) Blackford, and Diane (Max) Holmer, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy K Blackford, mother, Eva J Blackford, daughter, Tracey Leeson, and seven siblings.
Per Don's wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no public services. Arrangements were entrusted to Dunnichay Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to offset expenses .