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James Blackburn, Sr.

James Blackburn, Sr.

Sep 24, 1982 - Jan 25, 2024

James Raymond Blackburn, Sr. 41, of Arapahoe , Wyoming, passed away January 25, 2024.  A funeral service will be held 10:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.  A rosary will be held at Davis Funeral Home, January 30, 2024 at 7:00 pm, with a wake to follow at the Blackburn residence on 95 Littleshield, Arapahoe, Wy.

James was born in Riverton, WY on September 24, 1982 to Peter Joseph Blackburn, Sr. and Lujuanna Rose Antelope.  He grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation and attended Arapahoe schools and St. Stephens Indian School.

James loved his family and friends very much.  They were very important to him

James is survived by his sons, James Blackburn, Jr., Sterling Blackburn, and Michael Leonard Blackburn; daughters, Lillian Blackburn, Jamilynn Love Blackburn, Shaylayna Blackburn, and Red Rose Blackburn; adopted mothers, Frances Blackburn, Angela Brown, and Jane Dewey; grandparents, Evelina Blackburn and Pauline Oldman; ceremonial grandfather, Grant Fletcher; brothers, Peter Blackburn, Jr., Seth Blackburn, Brandon Gould, Brent Gould, Jerome Blackburn, and Leonard Brown; Sisters, Mary Lucy Blackburn, Shereah Blackburn, and Kacey Blackburn; uncles, Melvin Blackburn, Freeman Blackburn, Martin Blackburn Sr., Weldon Ryan Blackburn, Robert Blackburn, Kenneth Blackburn Jr., Bart Molash, Ricky Blackburn, Ronald Kane, and Stanford Shakespeare; Aunts, Monica Antelope, Germaine Shakespeare, Becky Bell, Ladeena Bell, Regina Limpy, Rhonda Shakespeare, Glenda Shakespeare, Brenda Blackburn, Mildred Martinez, and Margaret Meyers; other siblings include, Owen Brown and family, Joey Blackburn and family, Bryson Brown and family, Kevin Brown Jr. and family, Joseph Blackburn III, Dustin Blackburn, Dylan Blackburn and family, Dallon Dewey and family, Virgil Monroe Jr., Ian Blackburn and family, Raelene Roof and family, Amber Blackburn and family, Tonya Dewey and family, Jolynn Manga and family, Schaelynn Blackburn and family, Sholina Blackburn, Erikka Garett and family, Kayla Birdshead and family, Yolanda Antelope and family, Elicia Antelope and family and Jennifer Shakespeare and family.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Peter Blackburn and Lujuanna Antelope; brothers, Sterling Blackburn and Saul SunRhodes; grandparents, Joseph Thomas Blackburn Sr. and Lucy Blackman, and Johnny and Anastasia Blackburn, Martina Bull, Simon Blackman, Joyce Blackman, Helen Henway, Kenneth Blackburn Sr.; Stuart and Doris Oldman; uncle, Joseph T Blackburn Jr., Wilbur Antelope, Decendant of, Brave Man,  Big Head, War Bonnet, Bears Backbone, Scarface, Turtle Looking Around, Kills in the Night, and Black Bull.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.