SMSgt. Blacketter served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. He was a veteran of both the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. James was very involved in the lives of his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Ernest Blacketter; and two brothers.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Lady, nee Salunga, Blacketter, whom he married on June 4, 1973;
a daughter, Helaine (Gregg) Blomenkamp and their children, Haley, Luke, and Reid, of Freeburg, IL;
two sons, James C. (Lisa) Blacketter and their children, Isabella, James, and Aubrey, of Smithton, IL,
and Derrick Blacketter of Shiloh, IL;
his mother, Lila Louise, nee Graupman, Blacketter of Copperas Cove, TX;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 1, at the funeral home, with Rev. Gary Hinrichs officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Condolences Left For James Blacketter
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We love you!
The Cobb Family
Lenny Cobb, Valdosta, Georgia, 31602
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. We hold the family close to our heart and in our prayers during this time.
Chuck “Paul” & Ladonna Vest
Charles Paul Vest, Chappell Hill, TX, “77426
We were saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Susan Duhr and family
Susan Duhr and family, belleville, IL, 62221