Dunn – Mr. William ‘Earl’ Blackman, age 85, passed away on June 25, 2021, at his home. He was born on July 11, 1935, in Sampson County to the late William Martin and Iona Blackman. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Watson. He was a lifelong auto mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Betty G. Blackman. Children: Debbie B. Johnson of Benson, Brenda B. Bonner of Benson, Shelia Blackman of Knightdale, Sandy B. McLean (Reggie) of Dunn, and William Earl Blackman, Jr. (Amber) of Erwin. Grandchildren: Kelly Johnson, Bryan Bonner (Brandi), Tiffany B. Fife (Jesse), Jaysen Blackman, Brandon Johnson (Samantha), Austin B. Hardison (Will), Colby Blackman (Lauren), and Morgon Williams. Great Grandchildren: Payton, Raegan, and Barrett Johnson, Brylee and Braylin Bonner, Lucas Rosario, and Randi Kaye Fife.
Stepsons: Sherwood Williford (June) of Dunn and Benny Williford of Coats. Step grandchildren: Leslie Williford, Lloyd Williford, Shelby and Katelyn Williford and great grandchild Landus Williford.
Sisters: Doris Godwin (Robert), Judy Grimes, J.P. Blackman (Virginia), Bobby Blackman (Dianne), Stacy Blackman and Wayne Blackman (Sarah).
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 30 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed immediately by the funeral service beginning at 2:00 pm at West & Dunn Funeral Home Chapel in Erwin. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Ryals Family Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at www.westanddunn.com
A Service of West & Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, North Carolina
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