Mark Bennett Blackburn

February 7, 1960 - February 24, 2020

Mark Bennett Blackburn, age 60, of Romney, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his family on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Dawn View Center in Fort Ashby.

Born February 7, 1960 in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur Bennett Blackburn, Jr. and Ruby Frances (Cox) Blackburn.  Besides his parents, Mark is preceded in death by a son, Aaron Michael Blackburn; a daughter, Ashlee Nichole Blackburn; and dear friend and father-in-law, William J. Horn, Sr.

Mark is survived by his son, Shaun Blackburn and wife April of Augusta; his daughter, Heather Blackburn Chaney of Springfield; and his very special cousin and life-long friend, Darlene McGreevy and husband Victor of Inwood.

Mark was a very happy and outgoing person.  He loved making jokes and tried to put a smile on everyone’s face.  Mark loved his country life and very much enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and fishing.  He will be greatly missed by many including his grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A memorial service for Mark will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Community Bible Assembly of God Church (Poland Hollow Rd.) with Pastor Jim Kinnamon officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shaffer Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses.

Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511


Jamie Kidwell February 25, 2020

10 condolences for “Mark Bennett Blackburn”

  1. Mark was a “GREAT” guy and a friend. He could put a smile on your face in 5 seconds or less. Altho I haven’t seen him in years I thought about him often. My prayers are with his family. May God bless all that his passing has sorrowed. “Happy Hunting Mark”

  2. I remember Mark well in high School. He was a kind person with a wonderful smile. So very sorry for your loss. It sounds like your family has endured much of it. Prayers to his family and friends.

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