Barry Christopher Blackburn Sr.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 6, 1965

Departed on March 21, 2014 and resided in Olive Branch, Mississippi

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Barry Christopher Blackburn, Sr. age 48 of Olive Branch,
Mississippi passed on March 21, 2014 with friends and
family by his side. He is survived by his son, Barry
Christopher Blackburn, Jr., of Tallahassee, Florida and his
sister, Rebecca Blackburn Lowry, of Old Greenwich,
Connecticut. He was the first of two children born to Stephen
Winston Blackburn, Jr. and Rebecca Gail Hudson Blackburn,
both from Nashville, TN. He graduated from Nashville
Christian High School in 1983. He received a B.S.B.A. in
Finance in 1986 from Auburn University and a M.B.A. in
1988 from the University of Mississippi. He earned his Law
Degree in 1991 from the University of Mississippi School of
Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the
Mississippi Law Journal during 1990 and 1991. He continued
his legal studies at the University of Miami, where he
obtained an LL.M. in Estate Planning in 1992. He opened
his own firm in 1998. The Blackburn Law Firm, PLLC served
clients in the four states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama,
and Georgia with trusts and estates. He was a loving father
and friend who loved to hear people’s stories and was an
accomplished storyteller himself. He was at his happiest
helping others. When not practicing law, he was a true
outdoorsman enjoying hiking, upland game hunting, water
fowling, fishing and the beach at the Gulf Coast. A life
celebration service will be held Monday, March 24, 2014
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Getwell Road United
Methodist Church located at 7875 Getwell Road in
Southaven, Mississippi and a small graveside service will be
held at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home in Nashville, Tennessee
on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
please consider making a donation in Barry's memory to one
of the following charities: Nashville Christian School,
Harpeth Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN, Ole Miss Law
School for Estate Planning or Boykin Spaniel Rescue.

13 Comments to Barry Christopher Blackburn Sr.

  1. Joyce and Fred Sing
    March 22, 2014 7:57 pm

    I am at a loss for words right now. I knew Barry was sick but cannot comprehend what he must have gone through. He was a number one lawyer but better yet he was my friend. There was no one like my buddy Barry. There is an emptiness that shall never be filled this side of heaven. God grant his son and sister the peace they seek at this time. Rest in Peace Barry.

  2. Brian Stivers
    March 22, 2014 8:11 pm

    Barry was a great teammate. He made me feel right at home at Nashville Christian. He was a great leader. He will truly be missed.

  3. Marion Vaughn
    March 22, 2014 10:40 pm

    The passing of Barry will leave a tremendous void in the lives of all his many friends and his family. My prayers are with his wonderful son,Christopher. I pray that he can find peace as well as strength to become the man his father dreamed he would be. With Chris’s will and determination I’m sure his future will be a dream fulfilled .Rest in Peace, Barry

  4. Jennifer Troth Owens
    March 23, 2014 9:37 pm

    Although I haven’t seen Barry since high school, my heart aches for the pain he went through and for Becky and Christopher, who I know will miss him dearly. I am praying that the “peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” and that they, as well as all who loved Barry, will know the love of Christ which knows no bounds and is able to transcend all sorrows.

  5. Bobby and Sue Shelly
    March 25, 2014 6:51 pm

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of this young, productive professional. May his family find comfort knowing that Barry was most kind and helpful to so many individuals. He will be missed.

  6. Laurie Gaut
    March 25, 2014 11:16 pm

    I am so sad to hear about Barry. I have know him since he was in law school and just loved him. He was fun, smart, and just a pleasure to know. His family and other friends have my deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, Barry.

  7. Emanuel
    March 27, 2014 5:28 pm

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Creator will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21:3,4 help you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. Philippians 4:13

  8. Amy walker ( ms turnip seeds granddaughter)
    March 31, 2014 10:58 pm

    So very sad to hear about Barry! Such a kind and funny person! My grandmother was one of his first clients and she passed in 2012 leading me to talk to him on a regular basis! Never forget his stories!!! god bless his son, sister and everyone that worked with him! Sincerely, Amy Walker

  9. Jane Sullivan
    May 8, 2014 3:07 pm

    Our condolences on the loss of your wonderful, brilliant brother. There are really no words to express how saddened we are at your loss. Just remember that the relationship that you had with him transcends death, He will always be in your heart and a part of you. Lot’s of love, Jane

  10. Scott Bryant
    June 11, 2014 1:34 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Barry. I had lost contact with him and only recently realized this news. Barry was a great friend and wonderful estate attorney. I had no problem recommending my best clients to him. He was professional and genuinely cared about people! He will be missed!

  11. Stanley and Linda hall
    August 19, 2014 12:26 pm

    We are deeply sadden of Barry’s death. He was a good friend. He loved people. We will miss him dearly.we. Will never forget him.christopher if you are reading this please email me at may god bless you.

  12. Tom Tennesson
    March 4, 2016 12:18 am

    my deepest condolences go to Barry’s family. Barry and I were friends at Auburn and he was the friendliest person you could hope to meet and bright as anyone I knew. We shared many laughs and I found this as I had been thinking about him for some time now but had lost contact. Rest in peace Barry, you will be missed by many.

  13. American Cancer Fund
    April 7, 2017 2:21 pm

    The staff of the American Cancer Fund® at is sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

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