Blackburn, Edward Luke, 56, a resident of Boswell community, Bullock County, Alabama, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing.
Luke was an accomplished business owner and salesman. He loved his family and community. His love of the land and wildlife were of great importance to him and he worked diligently to leave them better than he found them. His pride and joy were his four dogs and cat with many others along the way. He was a man among men!
He is survived by his step-mother, Eddie Blackburn of Havana, FL; four sisters: Cheree B. Jeter of Thomasville, GA, Rebecca L. Blackburn of Tallahassee, FL, Jenny B. Robertson of Havana, FL, Nancy Whiddon of Perry, GA; brother: Charles Powell of Douglass, GA; eight nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rick Mann, Ronald Pierce, Wesley Mann, Darrin Hipps, Doug Mallard, and Josh Meredith.
The family received friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the service time.
Memorial donations may be made to Macedonia Cemetery Fund in care of Doris Roten, 189 County Road 196, Union Springs, Alabama 36089, the American Cancer Society or your local Humane Society.