Bud was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late David C. and Marie Wolf Blackie.
Mr. Blackie graduated from Ohio State University in 1950 after serving his country as a Sergeant Technician in World War II. He was employed by the U.S. Geophysical Corporation as a geophysicist, traveling throughout the Western United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Spain, Egypt, and Australia.
After moving to Kentucky Lake in Marshall County with plans to retire, he was called by the United Nations to continue his work in Chile. He retired in 1982. Mr. Blackie was a member of the Murray First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by one brother, William Blackie, one sister, Jean Blackie, and wife, Novalee Roberts Blackie.
Mr. Blackie is survived by close friend Sarah Starks of Aurora and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with his wishes, there was no funeral service; arrangements were handled by Filbeck-Cann and King Funeral Home in Benton. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the MSU Foundation for the Benson D. and Novalee Roberts Blackie Study Abroad Scholarship and sent to the Office of Development, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, KY, 42071.