Ronnie Norris Blackburn

November 8, 1948 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 73)

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Mr. Ronnie Norris Blackburn, age 73 of Roaring River passed away Sunday June 5, 2022 at SECU Yadkinville Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:00 AM at Roaring River Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Wood officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 will be in church cemetery.

Ronnie was born on November 8, 1948 in Wilkes County to Wade Offie and Laura Sue Creed Blackburn. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Army he received many combat medals and he was a Scoutmaster of Troop 340, then a part of the Troop Committee since 1991. He retired from the US Army Corp. of Engineers at W. Kerr Scott Lake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandchild; Lucas Blackburn.

He is survived by his wife of the home; Bonnie Mathis Blackburn, one son; Jason Ronnie Blackburn and wife Tana of Roaring River and three grandchildren; Jason Blackburn II, Emma Blackburn and Laura Blackburn.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to John R. Bentley Fund benefiting The Boy Scouts of Wilkes County c/o Randy Huffman, 1214 Trogon Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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Family Receive Friends
June 7, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Funeral Service
June 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Roaring River Baptist Church
312 White Plains Road
Roaring River, NC 28669


John R. Bentley Memorial Fund c/o Randy Huffman
1214 Trogon Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

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