HIGH POINT – John Timothy Blackburn of High Point, NC passed away on Sunday,
September 26, 2021, after a long and winding road of health challenges and a life filled with love and laughter. He was predeceased by his mother, Julia, who died in 2005, and his father, Charlie, who died in 2007. He remains in his memory, his beloved wife Rhonda and his beloved daughters, Emily and Ellie, as well as many cousins and cousins. countless friends who have known him as “Jay Bird” and “Moose”.
Tim was born May 30, 1953 in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised in High Point. Proud Tar Heel, Tim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975 as a member of the Junior Varsity basketball team, a Morehead Scholar and brother of the Alpha-Alpha chapter of the Chi Phi fraternity. After graduation, Tim ventured across Europe with some of his dearest friends, creating memories in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and beyond. His fondest memories are those he left behind on his many visits to Ireland, the ancestral home of his grandparents and the source of his undeniable Irish charm. Tim then embarked on a long and successful career in the furniture advertising industry at Alderman Studios in High Point. In his spare time, you could almost always find him coaching a Bitty Basketball League team at the YMCA or participating in activities through High Point Y’s Men’s Club. In 2003, he and his family moved to Florence, Alabama, where he worked as an account manager at Fasco America and where they lived until 2016. Tim was “larger than life” and those who knew Tim have rarely left his presence without cracking a joke, receiving a musical recommendation or hearing a story that left them hanging. A proud and devoted husband and father, Tim loved his family. Now rest, good and faithful servant.
“May the sun always shine on your face, may the wind always be on your back, may you have food and clothing, a soft pillow for your head, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows that you are dead. “A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 2 at the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 836 W. Lexington Ave., High Point, NC
Instead of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Hospice du Piedmont.