Obituary for Richard "Pete" Blackwell
Richard Lewis “Pete” Blackwell, 65, of Salem, entered peacefully into Heaven on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Barnett Blackwell. He is survived by his son Phillip and his family; his siblings, Pat Blackwell and wife Sharon, Karita Knisely, Rebecca Humphrey and husband David, and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pete spent many a day looking for treasures….and in the end received the most valuable of them all, Heaven. A graveside service with military honors will be held 2PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Rd.Dublin, VA 24084. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to Samaritan Inn Day Shelter 542-A Salem Ave. Roanoke, VA 24016. Please visit www.johnmoakey.com for complete information and an online guestbook.
Remembering how Pete always lovingly signed his letters with…”God Bless”.