Mr. Mack Deloid Blackwell, 81, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his home.
Born in Frame, W.Va., Mack was the son of the late Emerson and Ada Blackwell. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo Knight Blackwell; his sisters, Audrey and Patricia Ann; and his brother, Cliff.
Mack attended Morris Harvey College and Virginia Tech and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a chemist at DuPont in Charleston, W.Va., after which he worked for Duke Power Company in Charlotte, N.C., in the Quality Assurance department until his retirement.
Mack was a member of Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C., and loved studying the Bible, playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. Mack will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Walsh Blackwell; daughter, Rhonda (Tom) Sharp of Rock Hill, S.C.; son, William (Lynn) Blackwell of York, S.C.; stepson, Richard (Shelly) Johnston of Vale, N.C.; stepson, Tim (Tammy) Richardson, and stepdaughter, Rebecca (Mark) Madej, both of Charlotte, N.C., and stepdaughter, Joni (Eric) Kreul of Canton, Ga.; and his brother, Richard Blackwell of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandchildren are Jeremy (Carrie) Sharp of Fort Collins, Colo., Brian (Laura) Sharp of Greenville, S.C., Blaine (Shannon) Blackwell of Charlotte, N.C., Brynn Blackwell of Rock Hill, S.C., Ashton Johnston of Vale, N.C., Luke and Levi Richardson of Charlotte, N.C., Matt, Timo and Grace Kreul of Canton, Ga., and Ella and Ben Madej of Charlotte, N.C. Great-grandchildren are Grayson and Ruby Rae Sharp and Mack Sharp; he looked forward to the birth of his great-granddaughter, Eloise Blackwell, in September 2014. He also loved his numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mack's name to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx.
Condolences may be made at greenefuneralhome.net.