Jan. 19, 1959 – Oct. 3, 2020
Funeral services for Richard W. “Ricky” Blackwell, 61, of Foxworth, were Oct. 5, 2020, at Colonial Funeral Home, Columbia, with Rev. Glen Nace officiating.
He died Oct. 3, 2020.
Born Jan. 19, 1959, at Racine, Wisc., he was a lifelong resident of Marion County.
Blackwell worked all of his life as a carpenter, construction worker, and jack of all trades who loved to work with his hands and did not mind getting his hands dirty. He loved to “tinker and fiddle” with any mechanical device just to find out how it worked.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben Blackwell, his mother and step-father, Lena and Willard Bowman.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Vicky Blackwell; two sons, Desmond (Theresa) Armstrong and Donovan (Jennifer) Blackwell; a sister, Rebecca Brown; five grandchildren, Trent Duplantis, Dylan Armstrong, Laken (Warren) Miller, Natalie Douglas, and John (Aly) Douglas; three great-grandchildren, Molly Miller, Ella Douglas, and Milo Douglas.
Burial was in Turnage Chapel Cemetery with Colonial Funeral Home, Columbia, in charge.