Melvin Thomas

Melvin Thomas Blackmon was born in Brewton, Alabama on December 29, 1949 and passed away at EAMC on September 14, 2018. He was 68 years old. He has been a resident of Opelika, Alabama since 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Idell Watson Blackmon; sister, Shirley Godfrey and brother, Mickey Blackmon.
He was a proud member of the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Mr. Blackmon worked for the Department of the Navy at Whiting Field, Milton, Florida for 30 years as a Electronics Technician.
He became an ordained minister in 1988 and served as pastor and in various capacities for several churches in Escambia County, Alabama.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rebecca Blackmon; sons, Benjamin Blackmon(Alicia), and Timothy Blackmon(Sandra); grandchildren, Kolby Williams, Killean Blackmon , and Saori Blackmon; brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Bonnie Blackmon and sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dennis Shipp.
Memorial services were held at Parkway Baptist Church, Auburn, Alabama on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. which Reverend Jeff Redmond officiated.
Visitation was from 2:00 until 3:00 p. m.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.
Frederick-Dean Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.