Funeral services for Waymon D. Blackburn, 80, Eudora, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel, Eudora, KS. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. Waymon passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at his home.
Waymon was born August 10, 1939, in Brady, TX, the son of Richard Davis and Nelda (Farmer) Blackburn.
He served his country in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corp.
He loved people, had a generous heart and he was a friendly out going person who generally treated everyone he met with the respect of a friend. He was a Mason of the 32nd degree. He had an enormous pride in his country and was a proud Texan. He had a passion for reading, a respect and admiration for history, and loved the old west and vintage cars He was a self taught guitarist who enjoyed singing and playing old country music songs to his family. He had a beautiful voice.
Waymon was a Boiler Maker by trade. Waymon was an Associate Engineer for Construction. He built large power plants all over the United States. Over the course of his career he and his family moved 17 times. He worked for numerous companies, Babcock & Wilcox, Black & Veatch, Foster Wheeler and finally Ljungström Air Preheater Combustion Engineering where he finally settled his family in Eudora, KS. He married J. Willene Agee on January 6, 1963 in Ozark, AR. They had been married for 56 years. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2019.
Survivors include his two daughters, Melissa (Chris) Loewenstein, Tammie (Fred) Trefz; three grandchildren, Hunter, Weston, Grayson; and his brother, Royce (Margaret) Blackburn. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Zoie and sister, Wanda Lou Blackburn.
The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. one hour prior to the service on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora.
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