Mr. Raymond Charles Blackwell, 73



Boiling Springs, SC

Mr. Raymond Charles Blackwell, 73 passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC surrounded by his loving family and friends. Charles was a loving husband, dedicated father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and ALWAYS put a smile on everyone's face. He enjoyed traveling and camping with family and friends. His most beloved time was spent with his grandchildren and wife exploring mountain tops of NC and having picnic lunches.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, officiating will be Rev. Bryan Strickland.

The family will receive friends from 12:30pm to 1:45pm Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC.

He was born in Sampson County, NC to the late Raymond Christopher Blackwell and Mary Smith Blackwell. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and Boyd Blackwell.

Charles was a retired member of the Columbus, NC Volunteer Fire Department, and is a United States Army Veteran. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 15 years and was a successful business owner for over 30 years. Charles served on the Columbus Town Council and was a past Master of the Polk County Unity Masonic Lodge #482.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Judy Blackwell; daughter, Lorrie Toms & husband, Nate; grandchildren, Kate and Compton Toms; and brother, Clyde Blackwell & wife, Barbara.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roseboro Church of God, P. O. Box 6, Roseboro, NC 28382.

Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman, NC 28391.