Calhoun City---Charles Lee Blackwelder, 73, passed away peacefully at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born March 15, 1945 in Bentley, MS, he was the son of the late George Blackwelder and the late Vannie Arrington Blackwelder. He attended Derma High School, and was a member of Bentley Baptist Church. He and Ms. Alice were married in December of 1976. He was deeply committed to his family. There wasn’t a day that went by that him and his son Bom didn’t see each other or at least talk on the phone. He loved to spend time with his family, and loved to cook and feed everybody. On Sunday afternoons, he could be found somewhere watching Nascar. He also loved to fish, and especially loved grabbling down at Grenada lake. Mr. Charles was a hard worker. He spent many years as a Truck Driver and also working for Parker Brothers, and always provided what his family needed. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him, but he leaves a legacy of memories that will live on forever.
Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home. Jeff Blackwelder and Bro. Carl Morris will be officiating. Interment will follow at Lloyd Cemetery in Vardaman.
Serving as pallbearers will be Boom Boom, Postman, Slick, Lee Tallent, Howard Goodson, and Duste Gore. Honorary pallbearers will be Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets MC, Sam Ed Terry, Doug Bryant, Chicago, and Parker Brothers.
He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Alice Ransom Blackwelder of Calhoun City; two sons, Charles P. (Anita) Blackwelder of Bruce, and Jeff (Kim) Spicer of Duncan Hill; a daughter, Lori (Robert) Miller of Aberdeen; five sisters, Ruth Goodwin of Calhoun City, Joyce (Stanley) Maddox of Eupora, Gail (Wayne) Jones of Mathiston, Joann (Dwight) Frizzell of Oxford, and Janie Montgomery of Eupora; two brothers, Max (Betty) Blackwelder of Eupora and B.C. Blackwelder of Louisville, MS; and three grandchildren, Dusty Blackwelder of Bruce, Corey Spicer of Atoka, TN, and Chris Spicer of Doniphan, MO. He was also blessed with 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Vannie Blackwelder; son, Jeffrey Blackwelder, three brothers, George Edward Blackwelder, James Howard Blackwelder, and Scotty Blackwelder; and a sister, Shelby Jean Hyde.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at pryorfuneralhome.com.