Shelby Dewey Blackman 

Published 2:50 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Mr. Shelby Dewey “Butch” Blackman, 76, passed away on Sat., July 20, 2019, in Brewton.

Mr. Blackman was a native of Pensacola, Fla., former resident of Jay, Fla., where he lived 27 years and had resided in Brewton for the past nine-and-a-half years.

He was a volunteer with the Dixonville Volunteer Fire Department and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with the United States Marine Corps as a frogman.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Anita Blackmon; sister, Sonja Bennett; and brother, Robert A. Blackmon.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jackie Blackman of Brewton; four sons, Shelby Blackman Jr. of Marianna, Fla., William O. Blackman of Mobile, Jeffrey S. Blackman of Marianna and John K. Blackman of Brewton; one daughter, Pamela L. Blackmon (Anthony) Cofield of Jay, Fla.; two brothers, James Ray Blackmon of Bagdad, Fla. and Clifford W. (Joyce) Blackmon of Cantonment, Fla.; one sister, Clarice Cobb of Bagdad; four grandchildren, Candice Hammac, Daris Cofield, Taylor Cofield and Kendall Blackman; and six-great grandchildren, Jaden Hammac, Jeremy Hammac, Berkley Cofield, Kinsley Cofield, Addalyn Cofield and Madison Bauldree.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thurs., July 25, 2019, at noon at the Cornerstone Christian Church with the Rev. Fredrick Barrow officiating.

Burial will follow at the Traveler’s Rest Cemetery.

Visitation will be held July 25, 2019 from 11 a.m. until service time at noon at the Cornerstone Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be Austin Allen, Matthew Key, Coley Daw, Mike Bennett, Tommy Bennett and Justin Bauldree.

Honorary pallbearers will be Daris Cofield and Clifford Blackmon.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.