|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2012|
New Mexico, USA
Charles D Blackwell (Blackie), aged 92 and a resident of Los Alamos for 66 years, died on November 20, 2012 in Albuquerque.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Rettie Blackwell; his wife of 66 years Marjorie and a daughter Susan; brothers James, Eulas, and Earl; sisters Alleta and Mary Sue.
Blackie was born September 18, 1920 in Newport, Tennessee. He attended Cocke County schools and volunteered for military service in the Army Air Corps on June 30, 1942. He trained as a glider pilot and later served as a flight engineer on B24 bombers. He was discharged on December 6, 1945.
He was employed by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (later LANL) on March 27, 1946 where he worked in the Health Physics Group until his retirement on February 5, 1982.
He married Marjorie L. Thompson on April 13, 1946 in Albuquerque, NM. She also worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 23 years.
He is survived by a son Charles D Blackwell, Jr. of Kemmerer, Wyoming; grandsons Nick Radney and wife Sandra of McFarland, WI, David Blackwell and wife Jennifer of Shorewood, MN, and Kevin Blackwell and wife Heather of Evanston, WY; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Sherman Blackwell and wife Melvina and a sister Edith Douglas all of Newport Tennessee.
Published November 27, 2012 by Berardinelli Funeral Home
Charley Thurman Blackwell (1881 - 1950)
Loretta "Rettie" V Whitaker Blackwell (1890 - 1996)
Marjorie L. Thompson Blackwell (1928 - 2003)
Susan Lorraine Blackwell (1953 - 1970)*
Charles D. Blackwell (1920 - 2012)
Wilma Edith Blackwell Douglas (1928 - ____)*
William Earl Blackwell (1928 - 2001)*
Guaje Pines Cemetery
Los Alamos County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Nov 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101346764
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