Douglas LaFoy Blackwell

Douglas Blackwell, 81, of Simpsonville, widower of his wife of 48 years, Jean Gambrell Blackwell, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Born in Greenville, S.C., Mr. Blackwell was the son of the late Marshall James Blackwell and the late Lois Beiers Blackwell.

Mr. Blackwell was a member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church. He served our country in the Army during the Korean War, was a 1956 graduate of Furman University and retired as CFO after 30 years from Metromont Corporation.

He is survived by his daughters, Kim Miro, and her husband, Jeff, of Simpsonville, and Dawn Drummond and her husband, Brian, of Pelzer; grandchildren, Chad Miro, Madison Miro, Sam Drummond and Cal “Porkchop” Drummond; and a dear friend Phyllis Baker.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Simpsonville United Methodist Church with Rev. Joel Jones and Rev. George Riser officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to Simpsonville United Methodist Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681.

The family will be at their respective homes.

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