Oct. 4, 1923-March 19, 2019

A celebration of life for Bedford I. Blackmon Jr., 95, of Black Lake will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel, Coushatta.

Mr. Blackmon was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Natchitoches and passed away March 19, 2019.

Mr. Blackmon enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.  He was always willing to help others and would put others before himself. He loved to tell stories and would always make you laugh.  He was also an inventor.  He would dream it up and then build it.  He loved his family and was a friend to all.  He was a great husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Blackmon; second wife, Helen Harville; two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Blackmon is survived by one son, Jimmie Blackmon and wife Fran of Mountainview, Ark.; grandson, Joey Wayne Blackmon and wife Shae of Campti; three step-granddaughters, Tammy Armstrong and husband Darrell of Natchitoches, Andrea Gross Melton and husband Jeff and Amanda Gross; great-grandson, Joey W. Blackmon; great-granddaughter, Brooke Blackmon; and one great-great grandson; one step-great granddaughter, Kelyn Cochran; and one step-great grandson, Raydin Cochran.

The family request friends refrain from sending flowers or food.


Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home

Coushatta, LA