William Howard “Bill” Blackmon, 87, of Wake Forest, died Saturday, November 1, 2014. He was born in Johnston County, the son of the late Howard and Naomi Daughtery Blackmon and was a member of the Falls Baptist Church. Bill was a founding member of the Falls Fire Department and was a long-time member of the board of directors.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Falls Community Cemetery.
Bill is survived by his sons, Wayne Blackmon of Wake Forest and Neil Blackmon of Clarksville, VA; granddaughters, Lindsay, Anna and Carolann Blackmon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Blackmon and by his daughter-in-law, Gail Bailey Blackmon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Baptist Church General Fund, 9700 Fonville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Friends may visit with the family from 6:30-8:00 Thursday evening, November 6, 2014 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)