Warren Reed Blackmon, Sr.

September 17, 1925 - October 4, 2020

Warren Reed Blackmon, Sr. of McKinney, Texas passed away October 4, 2020 at the age of 95. He was born September 17, 1925 to Vance George Blackmon and Fay Arva (Harwell) Blackmon in Farmersville, Texas. Warren was a 1942 graduate of Alla Hubbard High School. After high school, he joined the United States Navy serving his country proudly for 18 months before returning and graduating from Southern Methodist University with a degree in a civil engineering. Warren continued to serve in the naval reserve and retired as a Captain. After 34 years, Warren retired from Austin Paving Company as Executive Vice President of Construction. Warren’s entire life, he enjoyed farming and ranching and continued after retirement. Warren married Georgia Victoria (Province) Blackmon on December 31, 1947 in Frisco, Texas. Warren and Georgia were happily married for 68 years. They both were devoted members of First United Methodist Church in McKinney. 

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Blackmon-Davis and husband, Jerry of Celina, Texas; son, Warren Reed Blackmon, Jr. of Bonham, Texas; granddaughters, Kari Blackmon Kruse and husband, Dennis of Anna, Texas and Emily Davis Beatty and husband, Scott of Collinsville, Texas; grandsons, Clay Davis of Celina, Texas and Preston Blackmon of Dodd City, Texas; great-grandsons, Ryan Kruse and Rylie Kruse; sisters, Vancie Fay Hamm of McKinney, Texas and Marion Spurgin of McKinney, Texas; numerous loving family members and friends.

Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Blackmon and parents.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Glass Chapman Cemetery in Farmersville, Texas.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

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What a loss! When I was young I would go visit his dad, Vance, in McKinney Texas and saw Warren there many times. He was one of my hero's and later in life I visited him at his farm in Plano. I will never forget him and had the privilege's to talk to him several times over the past few years. RIP sir and I tell you sir, you will be missed by many. Dale Benke, October 12, 2020 Our condolences go to Reed, Vicki, Preston and the whole family. Your daddy lived a long and productive life. For that I know you are grateful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Debra and Paul Pope, October 9, 2020 My deepest sympathy to you all. My parents and Warren & Georgia were long time friends. I will never forget coming to McKinney to watch the 2001 Presidential Inaugural with my Dad, James Risinger. Watching the ensuing parade Daddy was particularly watching for a group of black horses because “Warren’s horse was in the group”. Because we saw the entry I assume we saw the much anticipated appearance of “Warren’s horse”. On many occasions Warren would call Daddy and ask if the long retired county agent would like to take a ride to some part Warren’s Ag operation. Daddy always jumped at the chance to spend delightful hours like this with Warren.
Vicki Risinger West, October 9, 2020 Our prayers and sympathy to the family. Pat and Ken Whitworth, October 8, 2020 Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Kyle Moore, October 7, 2020 Praying for Vicki & the entire Blackmon family during this time of sorrow. Uncle Warren had a million dollar smile that would light up any room. He was always a joy to be around! I always cherished the conversations we had. Uncle Warren will always be missed & never forgotten.
Walter Hamm, October 6, 2020 Your daddy’s kindness and strength will continue to be reflected by his children and grand children. Those like Mr. Blackmon, who nurtured the land and his family are always with us. May your memories bring you comfort as you say, good bye until we meet again. High Regards,
Charlie and Charlotte Mooneyham, October 6, 2020 My condolences to the entire Blackmon family. I sincerely enjoyed working with Mr. Blackmon over the past several years. He was not only a client but became a friend and I loved our talks about family and farming. He always had a smile on his face when he came to the office. God Bless. Zach Gladen, October 6, 2020 We are sorry for the loss of your wonderful dad. He always seemed so happy, always smiling. You have taken wonderful care of him and your sweet mother. Praying for comfort for all of the family. Ray and Janis McGee, October 6, 2020 The West family is thinking of the Blackmon’s family at this time and are very sorry for your loss. Paul West, October 6, 2020 Thoughts and prayers are with you. Christy S Kreger, October 6, 2020 Warren will be greatly missed. This family has been a part of our lives for many years. It was always my pleasure to service his account at Farm Bureau. To the family we send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Warren had a great spirit and heart. Joe and Kathy Bledsoe, October 6, 2020