Howard Dean Blackburn
1934 — 2020
Howard Dean Blackburn, age 86 of West Jefferson, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home. Mr. Blackburn was born February 13, 1934 in Ashe County to the late Howard Linney and Annie Fay Hartzog Blackburn. He was a graduate of Fleetwood High School in 1952. Howard married Lynelle Owen on March 1, 1958 in Little Rock Arkansas. He served in the US Airforce from 1955 - 1963; 4 years active duty and 4 years in the reserve. He worked at R. J. Reynolds Archer for 30 years. Howard was a pilot and enjoyed flying, he also enjoyed NASCAR, working on cars, working on the farm and traveling. Graveside services will be held in the spring. Mr. Blackburn is survived by, his wife, Lynelle Owen...