John Wesley Blackmon, 70


John Wesley Blackmon, 70, of Clayton, NC passed Friday, May 19, 2017. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Augustines AME Church, Clayton, NC. Burial will be at Sandhills Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake, NC.
A public viewing will be from 11:30 am to 1:00pm at the church.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ida Blackmon, Clayton, NC; his mother, Magnolia Blackmon of Clayton;  son, John Blackmon, Jr. of Butner, NC; daughter, Felicia Murrell (Doug) of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, Brittany Murrell of Dallas, TX; Shaniqua Frierson of Asheville, NC; London Blackmon of Marion, NC; Tre' Murrell, Chaya Murrell and Jeremiah Murrell of Atlanta, GA; one great grandson; four sisters, Clarastine Rowland, Juanita Hinton, Irene Strickland, and Fran Blackmon of Clayton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
The family would also like to acknowledge the brother and sister we adopted through love into our home and their families: Evelyn (Trey) Outlaw; daughter, Chantel and  London (Denise) McAllister; children: Tellahia, London, Amari, Savion; grandson, Koa.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Alzheimer's Association at
Receiving friends at: 76 Korate Lane
                                   Clayton, NC 27520

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  • Al Williams (Monday, May 22 17 10:28 am EDT)

    R.I.P. my fellow co-worker! I'm so glad I got to chat with you and share a prayer at the Smithfield facility.
    Family, be at peace! All is well.

  • The Class of 1965, William Mason Cooper High School (Monday, May 22 17 11:45 am EDT)

    We we saddened to learn of the loss of our fellow classmate and Class President of the Class of 1965 at William Mason Cooper High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. John was a dear friend and will be missed.

  • Vera Harmon (Monday, May 22 17 07:40 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Wesley. To the family, know that you all are in my prayers.

  • Benjamin & Sandra Davis (Tuesday, May 23 17 03:44 am EDT)

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may our God give you mercy,grace,comfort and peace during this time. I feel fortunate to have worked with Wes and he will be missed.

  • Ruby Sanders Oneal & Family (Tuesday, May 23 17 12:09 pm EDT)

    Ida and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time. R.I.P John Wesley

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