Michael Edward “Cuda” Blackburn


Michael Edward “Cuda” Blackburn, 49, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020.

He was born July 25, 1970, in Denton, TX, the son of Tommy Lee Bayes, Azle, TX, and was preceded in death by his mother Mary Frances Page Blackburn.

He enjoyed camping, kayaking, painting, shooting pool, and listening to music, enjoyed making people laugh. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by three children: Mickayla Blackburn, Grafton, Erika Blackburn, and Cheyanne Blackburn,  both of Azle, TX; two grandchildren: Neil Padron and Melody Padron,  Grafton, WV; two sister: Teresa Bays and Jolene Blackburn both of Azle, TX; three brothers, Tommy Bays, Gainesville, TX, Robert Bays and Douglas Bays, both of Azle, TX; and former wife, Katrina Blackburn.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Blackburn.

A Celebration of Michael “Cuda” Blackburn’s life will be held at Valley Falls State Park, Fairmont, WV, starting at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Bartlett Funeral Home, Grafton, WV, is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Blackburn family.

Online condolences can be sent at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com.

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