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Scott Blackford

SCOTT BRIAN BLACKFORD Marion Scott Brian Blackford, 44, of Marion, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, from injuries sustained in an accident south of Alburnett. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Lynn Dunn Memorial Building conducted by the Rev. Daniel Peterson. Burial: Lafayette Cemetery, Alburnett. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, is assisting the family. Scott is survived by his wife, Dawn of Marion; daughters, Makenna, Riley and Abbigail, all of Marion; parents, Bud and Kris Blackford of Alburnett; brother, Bret (Dana) Blackford of Marion; sister, Holly (Darrick) Hall of Anamosa; maternal grandmother, Mary Wright Strief of Marion; father- and mother-in-law, Doug and Candy Plotz of Ely; brothers-in-law, Chaddwick Plotz of China and Matthew (Lesley) Plotz of Ely; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Louise Blackford; and his maternal grandfather, Arlo "Lefty" Wright. Scott was born Sept. 12, 1972, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Bud and Kris (Wright) Blackford. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 1991, where he participated in football, wrestling and FFA. Scott received his bachelor's degree of business from Buena Vista College. He was a master industrial electrician for many years, working at Justice Electric and Acme Electric. Scott also did carpentry and landscaping as a hobby. He was a member of the Alburnett Christian Church, Alburnett Lions Club and Electrical Union 405. Growing up, Scott was a 4-H member, and then as a father was involved in 4-H activities with his daughters. Scott was a HUGE Nebraska Cornhusker fan! He was also a gifted woodworker. Scott treasured his family, was a good provider and spent a great deal of time with his daughters. He shared a strong faith with his wife. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Scott Blackford Memorial Fund to be directed toward his daughters' education. Please share memories of Scott at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.