James Steven Blackmon passed away on January 22, 2014 at the age of 57 after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on January 7, 1957 in Langdale, Alabama and had been a long time resident of Redondo Beach, California. Steve is survived by his beloved wife, Deborah Patrick; children, Bradley and Laurie Blackmon; step-children, Kyle and Robyn Haiges; mother, Carolyn Myers and siblings, Terri Blackmon, Sharon Hargraves and Bill Myers. Steve's son, Brian Blackmon and father James Blackmon preceded him in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 3pm at Green Hills Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Support Community- Redondo Beach: www.cancersupportredondobeach.org.