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 15, 2019
    Pacific Select Fund Board of Trustees and Pacific Life Management says:
    Dear Sylvia and family, Fred was an outstanding Trustee, colleague and friend. He brought tremendous value to the Fund and the Shareholders he represented. We will miss him greatly. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • May 15, 2019
    Brenda Melton says:
    Fred was a truly amazing big brother. He was always filled with wisdom, adventure, and ideas for having fun! I remember Fred once taking me to play tennis when I was young, after telling him I learned how to play the game in school. As any big brother would, he served me a very humbling defeat on an extremely hot and sunny summer afternoon. But, as always, Fred knew exactly how to soothe my deflated spirit; a vanilla ice cream cone and a trip to the movies to see the, then, new film Airplane! We sat in a nearly empty theatre eating our ice cream and laughing so loud at the hilarious antics and jokes of the characters in the movie. We had the best time! This is just one of the many wonderful memories of my brother that I will always cherish. Forever in my heart, my dear brother ….

  • May 15, 2019
    Kyle Melton says:
    When I met Fred, for a while he was "Fred Blackmon," but he became a brother. I always admired his intellect, wry sense of humor, and disciplined approach to life. I am happy to have gotten to know the relaxed, living his life Fred. I cherish the time my family and I spent with him and Sylvia during the holidays, up north in Michigan, and our frequent visits to Virginia. Fred kind of took on the “dad” role with me and my wife, his sister Brenda (Renée). He was a kind, generous person, who certainly knew the best places in every town for the best food and drink, and I always learned something from him. I especially appreciate how he cherished my children. A great and honorable man who will be missed and never forgotten, rest in peace my brother, and I wish tranquility and blessings to his wonderful family Sylvia and Austin.

  • May 14, 2019
    Patricia melton says:
    I will miss Christmas visits. PRAYING FOR YOU AND your mother ..

  • May 14, 2019
    Bob and Susan Dood says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Sylvia and Austin during this difficult time. We will miss our summer visits in Michigan. May God Bless the Blackmon family. Sincerely, Bob and Susan Dood