Tom Blackburn, age 71 of Peachtree City

Tom Blackburn

Tom Blackburn, age 71 of Peachtree City passed away on Aug. 29, 2013. He was the son of James and Sarah Blackburn. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Ginny; son Thomas Blackburn, Jr. of Wilson, Wyo. and daughter, Jamie B. Littmann and her husband Paul Littmann of Peachtree City as well as two beloved granddaughters, Hannah and Haley Littmann. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Dittrich and brother, Jack Blackburn. A brother James and sister Barbara preceded him in death.

Tom served in the US Navy before his career in Sales Management. After moving to Ga. in 1984, he became an avid golfer and once retired, enjoyed working in a Peachtree City golf store for ten years. More recently he set up a small golf club repair business in his garage.

Other than his family, his greatest passion was riding his Harley motorcycle and he made many long distance trips through all states but Hawaii. The greatest was a five-week, ten-thousand mile trip to Alaska with Ginny to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2011. Tom couldn't get enough riding often traveled with his close group of motorcycle friends. He was proud of the fact that in seven years he logged more than 140,000 miles on his Harley, which he left to Tom Jr. to continue in his place.

Tom was greatly loved and will be missed by many. His family will celebrate his life in private. Anyone wishing to commemorate his passing may do so by donating to Hospice Advantage in Fayetteville, Ga., their favorite hospice or our local charitable organization, Clothes Less Traveled, 459 Hwy 74 South, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269.