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Jon Blackshear

Jon Blackshear
May 08
18:24 2018

Jon Blackshear, age 52 of Breckenridge, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. In lieu of a service, the family is welcoming visitors at their home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Robert Jon Blackshear was born to Robert James Blackshear and Irma Odom on February 21, 1966, in Tallahassee, Florida. On June 4, 1988, Jon married Tracey West in Mayo, Florida. They later welcomed two sons. The family moved to Breckenridge in 2005 from Mayo, Florida. He was employed at Ezell Aviation as an Airframe and Powerplant technician, and he was a contract pilot for PETEX. Jon enjoyed flying, bracket racing, building rat rods, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Jon was the most loving husband and dad, and he served others with his gifts of generosity and kindness. He was the pilot that John Thomas depended on during his long battle with cancer, he flew a transplant patient to receive a new kidney, and he helped save the lives of three other people who had been in accidents. He believed in living his faith through acts of service, and he often said we should follow our hearts when someone asked for help. Jon treasured and adored his mother, and his family knows that he is holding her hand today in Glory. Jon was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey Blackshear; two sons, Ethan Blackshear and Eli Blackshear, both of Breckenridge; one brother, Don Blackshear and wife Tracy of Brookfield, Ohio; his step-dad, Calvin Blue of Mayo, Florida; two nephews, Brandon Blackshear and Bradley Blackshear; and one niece, Chloe Blackshear.

The family would like to give their thanks for all the condolences, food and visits during this time. They ask for your continued prayers as they cope with the loss of their dear, dear husband, best friend, and dad.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Taunton Family Children’s Home, Inc, PO Box 870, Wewahitchka, FL 32465,, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

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BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

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