|Birth: ||May 20, 1943|
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 2012|
Wayne Blackwell died on September 4th at his Anchorage home.
He was born May 20, 1943 in Franklin, IN to Millard & Rhoda Mae Blackwell. Wayne graduated from Redwood High School in Visalia and shortly after he joined the Air Force. He was stationed at Bunker Hill, IN where he met and married Kay. They had a daughter named Kemberly. They divorced in 1970.
In 1971, Wayne married Karen and soon after he left for Vietnam. Upon returning to the United States, the Air Force sent him to Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ where his son Matthew was born. In 1977, Wayne and his family were transferred to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage. After 6 years, he was sent to Travis AFB in California. In 1983, Wayne decided to retire from the Air Force after 20 years of service. Wayne & Karen divorced.
Because of his love of Alaska he returned to Anchorage, where he enjoyed prospecting for gold with his friend Marshall. He also enjoyed flying, bowling and of course golfing. Wayne worked several years as a RV salesman with his friend Jerry and also was a car salesman for Cal Worthington. During the past few years, Wayne was a starter / Marshall at Eagle Glen Golf Course.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents. Wayne is survived by his brother William Blackwell of Cambria, CA; daughter Kemberly Herding of Pago Pago, American Samoa; his son, Matthew Blackwell of Anchorage; granddaughters, Miranda Herding of Knoxville, TN; Alexis, Mariah and Autumn Blackwell all of Anchorage.
Wayne was sure that they have golf courses in heaven and told his friend Jerry he would get them a tee time when he got there. Wayne loved to help and take care of others, especially his good friends and neighbors, Thelma "Nanny" and Alice. Wayne loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. We will miss Wayne's presence in our lives.
Graveside service will be on Friday, September 21st at 3PM at Ft. Richardson National Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted to Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel of Anchorage. Published in adn.com from September 18 to September 19, 2012
Fort Richardson National Cemetery
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98204360