Funeral services will be held today, May 24, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Kilgore-Green Chapel with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery. Bill Martin and John Pinion will officiate.
Visitation will be held today, 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 masters 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.
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503