Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel with burial following at Oakhill Cemetery. Bill Martin and John Pinion will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home.
He was a member of New Canaan Baptist Church. A graduate of UAB, he later received his master’s degree in criminal justice from UNA. He was involved in the creation of the George Mitnick Boot Camp and served as administrator. He later served as chief juvenile probation officer in Walker County and was very active in numerous community outreach programs.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Blackerby; grandparents, G.H. and Ida Blackerby and Buford and Louise Watson and father-in-law, Alton Meggs.
He is survived by his wife, Leigh Ann Blackerby of Jasper; son, Corey Blackerby of Jasper; granddaughter, Kyleigh Marie of Jasper; father, Rodney Blackerby of Jasper; sisters, Sherri Sparks of Jasper, Lisa Wells (Jim) of Jasper and Nita Sherer (Matt) of Tallahassee, Fla; mother-in-law, Janie Meggs of Jasper; a host of nieces, nephews, special friends and family; aunts, Betty Scroggins of Bessemer, Debra Grammer (Terry) of Athens and Glenda Smith (Alan) of Bessemer and uncle, Conrad Blackerby (Barbara) of California.
Pallbearers will be Matt Sherer, Samuel Wells, Jesse Wells, Brett Sparks, Jon Ferrell and Felix Files.