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Very Sad Announcement

Postby Jason Susnjara » Fri, Feb 10 2012, 10:31AM

It is with great sadness that I report the loss of a Thermwood "family" member and personal friend. Dennis Blackburn passed away due to complications from a recent medical issue.
Please keep Dennis and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Here is a link to the obituary for those of you wishing to sign the guest book or make a donation to his favorite charity. ... =155807823


WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Dennis Glenn Blackburn, age 62, died from multiple challenged systems Tuesday (February 7, 2012).
Born in Appleton, WI, on Jan. 10, 1950, he came to Winter Haven from Portage, WI, in 1966. He was a member of the Polk Area Bicycling Association, and he attended Beymer Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. Blackburn is survived by his wife Elizabeth C. Blackburn, Winter Haven; daughters Celeste Marchan, Lake Hamilton, FL, Ona Fuller, Republic, MO; sisters Wanda Buchanon, Orlando, FL, Wendy Booth, Auburndale, FL; 4 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Friday, 2/10/12 at 10:00 AM at Beymer Memorial United Methodist Church, Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to under Dennis Blackburn.
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Re: Very Sad Announcement

Postby Forrest Chapman » Fri, Feb 10 2012, 3:55PM

I'm shocked and saddened by this news. Although Don Jones is my area salesmen I've had the opportunity to work with Dennis on many occasions and always had a pleasurable and professional experience. I will miss hanging out with him at IWF as well. I will be thinking of his family. Forrest

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Re: Very Sad Announcement

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Sat, Feb 11 2012, 12:47AM

Very sad day. Dennis was a fine, honest man. I lost count of the number of jobs we got as a result of him. He wanted us to be successful with our CNC, long after his job as a salesman was done. He always stopped by for a visit when he was passing through, even though our shop is way out of the way. It was a pleasure knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace, Dennis, we'll miss you.

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Re: Very Sad Announcement

Postby DanEpps » Sat, Feb 11 2012, 8:18PM

I can't say any more than what Forrest and Jeremy have already said--Dennis was an all-around great guy that loved life and his career. Along with all that have been fortunate enough to have known Dennis, I will truly miss him!

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Very Sad Announcement

Postby Mike Bowers » Thu, Mar 29 2012, 12:55AM

I'm sad to hear Dennis pasted, I enjoyed the time I did get to spend with him. Very cool guy!
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