Fred Joseph Blackmon, 84, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 in Mexia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Brother Earl Sterling officiating. Interment will follow in the Tehuacana Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Fred was born March 5, 1930 in Malakoff, to Thomas Jefferson and Naomi Ray Blackmon. He worked for Mexia Textile, then after they closed, as a mechanic and Mexia ISD school crossing guard. Fred proudly served his country in the Army National Guard.
On April 24, 1953, Fred married the love and light of his life, Nelda Lou Sterling. They were blessed with six children, Ricky, Georgenia, Debra, Scarlet, Charlotte and Joey.