Gary D. Blackwell

Gary D. Blackwell, 65, of Parkersburg, passed away at his residence on May 1, 2013.

He was born Sept. 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 U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He was Protestant by faith and attended the Fourteenth Avenue Gospel Church.

He is survived by his sisters, Carlie Pierson of Belpre, Ohio, and Leah Sadler and Jack of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; 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 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with Rev. Jana Raines officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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