George T. Blackburn
1946 – 2022
Fremont, Utah- George T. Blackburn, age 76, returned to his loving heavenly father on June 30, 2022, at his home in Fremont, surrounded by his loving wife and family.
George was born to loving parents, Floyd B. and Clay Taylor Blackburn February 22, 1946 in Salina Utah. He grew up in Loa and graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1964.
George married his sweetheart, Linda Lorraine Anderson November 27, 1968, in the Manti LDS Temple. They shared their life loving each other for 53 years. Together they brought three sons and two beautiful daughters into this world.
George was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings with his heart open. His favorite calling was serving as the Fremont Ward Bishop where he loved the people and the Lord during this calling. George had a strong testimony of the gospel and power of the priesthood.
He was active in the community as well, where he served on the Garkane Energy board for 22 years and was the President of Deseret Power Board for Four years. A member of the Wayne Riding Club, which he loved and loved to compete. He was a successful businessman as well. He started South Sanpete Pack in Centerfield, Utah, along with his two sons in 1994. George had the pleasure of serving the people of Wayne County, along with other surrounding counties. He was a man of integrity, and a man of his words. He had the biggest heart and loved to joke and laugh.
George loved to spend time with his wife and family. He had a love for horses which he passed onto his family. Whether it be chasing cows on the mountain or desert George always loved it. He had a passion for hunting, especially tracking a big buck on his horse with his sons, and sons-in-law.
George is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Loraine Anderson of Fremont; children: Cory Blackburn of Niangua Missouri; Travis and Josie Blackburn, Tyler and Mariela Blackburn, all of Axtell; Kristina and Dallas Elmer of Fremont; Annette and Kevin Jensen of Loa; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren who love him and will miss him dearly; brother: Wilbert and Amy Blackburn of Fort Collins, Colorado
He was preceded in death by his parents;
his brother Eugene and Loma Blackburn; and a sister-in-law: Bonnie Blackburn.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the Fremont LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. or Friday morning from 10:00 to 12:30 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Fremont Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com