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 20, 2019
    My deepest symphony to all of you. No one knows what to say to put you at ease during these hard times but know that i am praying for all of you. And i love you all!

  • May 16, 2019
    Mark Lyons says:
    Lynne and I are saddened to learn of Fred’s death. Fred was a special man — an accomplished and respected professional, a man with an amazing wide range of interests, always with a good story and a great sense of humor. And he was always a gentleman. Sylvia and Austin, our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • May 16, 2019
    Kim Blevins says:
    Fred was not only our brother, he became our protector, mitigator, confidant, and father figure after our parents passed. He was always so calm it made every situation calm instantly. He was a pleasure to be with because of this, as well as his humor and honesty. We could always depend on Fred to settle a dispute among the sisters fairly, and for some reason we always did what he said or suggested. He was a role model for anyone who had the opportunity to be around him. For my nephew Austin, and my sister-in-law Sylvia, always know we are here for you both forever, without question. Praying for all of our strength and comfort. Until we meet again Daddy-Bro.

  • May 16, 2019
    Samantha Melton says:
    Sending many condolences to my cousin Austin and aunt Sylvia through this hard time. My uncle Fred was one of the kindest, strongest and intelligent person I knew. One of the things he taught me was that no matter how hard things get be strong and persevere. I’m glad that I had the chance to have a bond with my uncle and learn about the many landmarks and history he taught me to appreciate every time I visited him.

  • May 16, 2019
    Jordan Melton says:
    Uncle Fred was a standup guy. Always kind, patient, and knew where the good food was. Plus he could tell you the history of a national park better than Wikipedia could. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to make the unforgettable connections with uncle Fred during my life and will enjoy telling those stories to my family someday.