Funeral services for Dr. Charles Blackmon will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.Dr. Blackmon was born on November 13, 1938 in Jessieville, AR and passed away on December 10, 2018 in Monroe, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tillmon and Dolly Blackmon; first wife, Mary Ann Blackmon; and sister, Leota (Lee)Blackmon. Dr. Blackmon was an emergency room physician at St. Francis Medical Center for 27 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and dear friend to all who met him.Dr. Blackmon was the first of his family to attend college, paid for through his football scholarship, and he earned several degrees. Upon graduating from Hendrix College, he earned his masters in mathematical engineering from Colombia University in NYC, and then went on to University of Arkansas Medical School in Hot Springs. He practiced medicine in Tulsa, OK, St. Louis, MO, and then opened his own medical practice in Lake Village, AR. Then, in 1977, he moved to Monroe, Louisiana, working at Glenwood Hospital but soon thereafter opened up the Emergency Room at St. Francis Medical Center, where he remained throughout his career. His service to the community had no boundaries, however, as he truly embodied the spirit of helping people and saving lives wherever, whenever he could be of help. Beyond medicine, his passion was the outdoors, whether duck hunting, farming, riding his 4-wheelers, alligator hunting or simply enjoying a sunrise over a cup of coffee.He is survived by his wife, Sandra Blackmon; two children, Mary Blackmon and Doug Blackmon and wife Marcy; two stepsons, James Holloway and wife Sierra, and Adam Holloway; six grandchildren, Colin Blackmon, Dylan Blackmon, Cooper Holloway, Paisley Holloway, Levi Holloway, and Olivia Holloway; and a nephew, Garry Abbott.Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ed Worley and Bobby Bentz.A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM prior to the service at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.