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In Memory of

Ronald Lee Blackard

May 29, 1936 - March 24, 2015

Obituary


Ronald Lee Blackard of Collierville, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the age of 78. He was born May 29, 1936 to the late Ruth and Claude Blackard. Ron was a native Memphian and graduated from Messick High School in 1954. An alumnus of Memphis State University, he graduated in 1960 and was a lifelong Tiger fan. He was a longtime member of Central Church in Collierville, TN where he was an usher and member of the ambassador Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife of...

Ronald Lee Blackard of Collierville, TN went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the age of 78. He was born May 29, 1936 to the late Ruth and Claude Blackard. Ron was a native Memphian and graduated from Messick High School in 1954. An alumnus of Memphis State University, he graduated in 1960 and was a lifelong Tiger fan. He was a longtime member of Central Church in Collierville, TN where he was an usher and member of the ambassador Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Freeman Blackard. He is also survived by sons, Ronald Lee Blackard II (Glynis), David Wesley Blackard (Christy) and three grandchildren; Candice Blackard, Andrew Blackard and Elana Blackard. He is also survived by his sister Ginger Blackard Pope (Jerry). A gathering of family and friends will be held at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. on Saturday, March 28 from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00pm at Central Church, 2005 East Winchester, Collierville, TN.