November 30, 1929 ~ May 23, 2021

Born in: Detroit, MI
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Paul Blackburn, 91, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away May 23, 2021 at Wellington Parc. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Arthur Jay and Lucille Wilson Blackburn. Paul was a member of the United States Army of the 82nd Airborne. Paul enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, and riding his motorcycle. Being out on the boat was his favorite pastime. Paul was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed playing cards.

Along with his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Pat) Blackburn Goodreau; his half-sister, Lois Blackburn; and the mother of his children, Mary Hayden Blackburn.

Paul is survived by his children, James Blackburn and Dr. Jaye Blackburn; his grandchildren, James Douglas Blackburn, Jr. and Douglas James Blackburn, and his brother, Bob Blackburn.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Blackburn. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Paul Blackburn and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Rest In Peace Uncle Paul. Thank you for always being so kind and loving towards me. I love you and will miss you always.

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