Judge Blackmon is a lifelong resident of Perry County, graduating from Perryville High School in 1985. He attended University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990. Judge Blackmon worked in the highway construction industry from 1990-2010, primarily specializing in interstate construction work. In 2007, Judge Blackmon started teaching highway construction classes at UALR as an adjunct instructor. In 2010, Judge Blackmon became a full-time instructor with the UALR Construction Management program, teaching classes in heavy construction, estimating, and scheduling. While teaching at UALR, Judge Blackmon was accepted into graduate school, and received his Master’s in Construction Management. Another role Judge Blackmon performed at UALR was coaching the Heavy Civil Competition Team where UALR students competed against other students from other universities from Texas and Oklahoma. In 2018, Judge Blackmon was elected as a Perry County Justice of the Peace. Judge Blackmon has served 4 years as a JP until being elected as County Judge and taking office as Perry County Judge on January 1, 2023. Judge Blackmon felt that his background in construction and teaching construction at UALR has helped him assume the roles and responsibilities as county judge. Judge Blackmon resides in the Thornburg community south of Perryville with his wife Carol, who has taught elementary education for 25 years at Perryville Elementary. Larry and Carol have two daughters, Bailey and Briley. Bailey is a senior at Arkansas State University, majoring in Biology. Briley will be attending Perryville Junior High this fall.