November 27, 1946 - February 10, 2021
Larry James Blackwell, 74 of Davidson died peacefully February 10, 2021 in Huntersville, NC. Larry was born on November 27, 1946 to the late Marshall and Leeta Blackwell of Cerro Gordo, NC. He grew up helping his family on the farm; making lunches, picking tobacco, strawberries and other crops. He was a member and sang in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church choir. After graduating from Cerro Gordo High School, Larry attended Kings College in Charlotte NC. He was working for Hunter Dairies as a milkman, when one of his customers suggested that he apply for a job at the printing ink company Wikoff Color Corporation (WCC). Working his way to being their Corporate Technical Manager or "Inkdoktor", Larry was known for his blunt and truthful attitude. After 43 years he retired from WCC. Larry was loving, generous, hard working, charming, supportive, encouraging and had a great sense of humor. If by the end of the day, he could put a smile on someone's face, he was happy. He enjoyed drag/Nascar racing and was partial to #3. He would fish in lakes or at the beach and enjoyed reading, music--particularly Bob Seger and R&R, dogs, driving, working on cars or around the house, and cooking/grilling. He is well known amongst family and friends to have the best boiled peanuts, grilled meats--especially ribs/steaks, and fried fish. He loved sharing his food with others and couldn't resist sweets, especially ice cream, banana pudding, Greta's cheesecake and Nana's pound cake. Survivors include his wife, Sandy; daughters, Kristen and Rikki; son, Marshall; sister, Peggy; granddaughter, Maple; sons-in-law, Richard and Tyler; brother-in-law, Bill; ex-wife, Wendy; as well as many nephews, cousins, and life-long friends. In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by his infant son, Brandon; brother, Robert; and sister-in-law, Sarah. We know Larry is now more alive than ever, playing his harmonica for the Lord and in the good company of family and friends that have passed before him. A Celebration of Life Service is being held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 27th. It is an outdoor event at Community in Christ Lutheran Church (7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031) with Pastor Michael Beery and Pastor Lisa Beery presiding. During the service, you may remain in your car or bring a folding chair to sit beside your car. Masks are required. For those attending, please use the Sign-up Genius link below to reserve your space. For family and friends who cannot attend the service in person, live streaming or recordings of the service will be available for viewing using link below. In the event of inclement weather, the family will post the new date and time for the service. Live stream viewing/recording via https://evt.live/robert_shugarman/funeral-service-of-larry-james-blackwell Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094ba8af2fa46-memorial2 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Larry's name to Friendship Trays of Charlotte - friendshiptrays.org or Community in Christ Church - Pastor's Relief Fund - https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=tYgT1GfNxRUldiimjHMvOSrhdWfr9e_rPS-4qlpzRPloFNP4aqRa0S8QPHgWyUw1ums9tj3wI7okSf0MyMa8uuRUwqQDsLdY7ztV2FopnWg=&ver=3 The family of Larry Blackwell would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Janet W; St. Marks Respite Care Group; the doctors, nurses, techs, and caregivers at Novant Huntersville Hospital as well as those at The Haven who loved and cared for him these past eighteen months. May God Bless you all! James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Larry James Blackwell, 74 of Davidson died peacefully February 10, 2021 in Huntersville, NC. Larry was born on November 27, 1946 to the late Marshall and Leeta Blackwell of Cerro Gordo, NC. He grew up helping his family on the farm; making... View Obituary & Service Information
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