North Santa Rosa

Kenneth Steven Blackman

Kenneth Steven Blackman age 46 of Jay, Florida was reunited with his parents and ushered into the presence of his Savior and Lord on October 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Jay and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. He was employed 24 years as an educator in the Santa Rosa County School System. He was currently serving as Dean of Students at Sims Middle School in Pace, Florida. He was a loving brother, uncle, and friend to those who knew him. He worked tirelessly to teach math to the students of Pace and tutored kids late into the night most days. He gave up Saturdays to build rockets with math and science students, chaperoned field trips, and encouraged those around him. He always put others first and was dearly loved by his students and co-workers. His faithfulness to God and his church were evident to all who knew him. He taught Sunday School for many years and sang in the choir. Family was also very important to him, and he always told everyone how much he loved his family and how proud he was of his niece and nephews. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Talmadge and Mavis Blackman; grandparents Floyd and Wavie Salter, Stephen Blackman, and Mart and Earlene Jernigan; and Aunt Hilda (Larry) Williamson. He is survived by his two brothers Stan (Belinda) Blackman and Greg Blackman; niece and nephews, Robin, Caleb, and Levi; aunts Dean(Jerry) McGee and Joan (Barry) Warrick. Pallbearers are Tim Wooten, Dale Anderson, John Waren, Burlin Findley, Joe McCurdy, Chad Arrant, Bart Hendricks, and Jake Gibbs. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult I Sunday School Class of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the new Cornerstone Christian Church on Hwy. 89 (Alabama Street) in Jay, FL. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the new Cornerstone Christian Church with Reverend Ladon Hall and Reverend Lennie Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Ken to the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 127, Jay, FL 32565, or in person at United Bank in Jay, FL. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Baptist Hospital for their care of Ken during his illness.


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