Richard “Richie” Lawrence Blackburn

Richard “Richie” Lawrence Blackburn

Richard “Richie” Lawrence Blackburn, 76, of Princeton, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at his home.

A son of the late Lawrence “Jack” Crittenden Blackburn and Clarena Morgan Blackburn, he was a retired Princeton police officer, following 19 1/2 years of service, Caldwell County ambulance EMT for 16 years, worked at Calvert City SKW plant for 19 years and was a member of Good Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. He was a United States Army veteran, was a Kentucky Colonel, was EC of Caldwell County ARRL ham radio and served 10 years on the Princeton City Council.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gail Tosh Blackburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Blackburn and Chris Dyer of Hixon, Tenn.; a son, David Ryan Blackburn of Owensboro; a stepdaughter, Sussann Egbert Lovell of Mayfield; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Faye Phelps and Cindy Rogers, both of Fredonia, and Renee Hollamon of Marion; and a brother, Steve Blackburn of Eddyville.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton, with the Rev. Curtis Franklin officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, and from 8 a.m. to the service time Saturday, June 15, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Asher Cemetery in Caldwell County.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Asher Cemetery, c/o Sharon Rowland, 360 Flynns Ferry Road, Fredonia, Ky. 42411, or Gideons International, Lyon-Caldwell Camp, P.O. Box 421, Eddyville, Ky. 42038.

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