Frederick L. Blackmon

March 17, 1952 - May 7, 2019
Frederick L. Blackmon

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Frederick L. Blackmon “Fred” was born in Detroit, Michigan to his parents, Lee C. Blackmon and Beatrice Blackmon on March 17, 1952. He grew up in Detroit with his five sisters and they were later joined by their older brother.

Fred attended Detroit Public Schools, Cranbrook Academy, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. He was married to Sylvia Eubanks in 1973. The couple had a son, Austin Blackmon in 1985. He worked for a number of businesses before retiring to Williamsburg, VA with Sylvia in 2004.

Fred continued to serve on a number of boards during his retirement and also volunteered for Christopher Wren, the United Way and St. Bede Outreach.

A visitation for Fred will be held on Sunday, May 19th from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bucktrout Funeral Home: 4124 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 20th @ 2:00 PM at St. Bede Catholic: 3686 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188.


Monday, May 20, 2019
2:00 PM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Sunday, May 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • May 13, 2019
    John Milliman says:
    Fred was a learned but gentle soul, with a wide range of interests and experience. We could talk about classical music or water issues in California, to mention just two . Tuesday lunches and the Middle Plantation Club will be diminished without Fred.

  • June 13, 2020
    Michèle Saint-Denis says:
    My husband and I, John and Michele Boucher from Montreal, Quebec have lost a very good friend from Virginia. Our hearts are with his wife Sylvia and family. We met over a bad breakfast in a pancake house in Wiliamsburg and remainted good friends visiting in Williamsburg as often as we could. We will miss you both very much.

  • June 02, 2019
    Sylvia Payne says:
    What a gentle soul and dear person. I just learned today (6/1) of Fred's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sylvia, and Austin. I feel so blessed to have known Fred.

  • May 24, 2019
    Tom Willis says:
    During our time together on the Boards at Pacific Life I came to know and admire Fred for his wisdom and his courage. He was always professional and a true gentleman. My prayers are with Sylvia and Austin.

  • May 23, 2019
    Ava Brown says:
    My memories of Fred are always heart warming. He was such a calm and gentle person. We all looked up to him because not only because he an intelligent man but he was caring and loving and he always set a good moral and ethical example for all of us. He had such courage. He was so dedicated to his wife, his son, his sisters. After the death of our parents, Fred became our “parent “. He stepped into shoes that were very hard to fill and he filled them wonderfully. My heart is grateful to God that he was my brother, and my friend...