Posted: Mon 3:58 PM, May 06, 2013
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
Gary D. Blackwell, 65, of Parkersburg, passed away at his residence.
He was born September 8, 1947, in Waynesburg, KY, a son of the late Roy D. and Hattie Measel Blackwell.
Gary graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1965 and then served in the US Army from 1969 - 1970. He was protestant by faint and attended the Fourteenth Avenue Gospel Church.
He is survived by his sisters Carlie Pierson of Belpre, OH, and Leah Sadler and Jack of Mineral Wells, WV as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother in law Bruce Pierson, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at Mt. Olivet cemetery with Rev. Jana Raines officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's memory to the American Heart Association PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693.