Mr. Kenneth Wayne Blackwell

  • DIED: December 27, 2017
  • LOCATION: Canon, Georgia

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Blackwell, age 67, of Canon, GA; passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Born May 7, 1950 in Toccoa, GA, he was a son of the late Marion L. and Catherine Josephine Stephens Blackwell.

Mr. Blackwell retired from Greif Inc. in Lavonia, GA. He was a United States Army Veteran and had served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the 181st Airborne and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Family members include sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Shane Blackwell and Amanda of Toccoa and Gregory Aaron Blackwell and Melissa of Cleveland, GA; step-daughter, Patty Darlene Pursley of Commerce, GA; sisters, Sue Riggins, Nadine Wong, and Peggy McIntyre; brothers, Donnie Blackwell, Ronnie Blackwell, and Tony Blackwell; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Lois Gailey Blackwell; a son, Keith Wayne Blackwell; brothers, Larry Blackwell and Doug Blackwell; and sisters, Donna Mays and Charlene Peacock.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday, December 30, 2017 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Trotter and Elder Terrell Simmons officiating.

Burial will follow at the Toccoa City Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Post 4346.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 6pm – 8pm Friday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


“ Love y'all ”

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