Allen Morris Blackerby, 74, of Sweet Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at his home.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall, with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born April 2, 1935, in Shackelford, he was the son of the late Lloyd Irving Blackerby and Mildred Opal Heilman Blackerby. He had served in the U.S. Air Force. On Aug. 9, 1958, he married Florence Lucille Miller, who survives of the home. He worked for Emma Co-op Elevator Company in Sweet Springs and retired from Marshall Public Schools in the early 1990s.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Nancy Jane Nease of the home and Allen Morris Blackerby Jr. of Marshall; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters and one brother.