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James David "Jim" Blackwell

December 17, 1958 July 17, 2021
James David "Jim" Blackwell
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James David “Jim” Blackwell, age 62, of Riddell Court in Irvine, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at his father’s home. He was born December 17, 1958 in Madison County and was the son of Emanuel Blackwell, Jr. and the late Juelma Marlowe Blackwell. He earned his Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering and was a former employee of the South East Coal Co. and was retired from Sylvania. He was a full-time caregiver for his father, a former volunteer for maintenance and trail preservation at the Red River Gorge and had worked on the Sheltowee Trace Trail. He was a member of the Irvine United Methodist Church and the Irvine Masonic Lodge 137 F&AM. Survivors in addition to his father include:
His wife: Kimberly Von Cole Chaney Blackwell
2 sons: Lance David (Alexandria) Blackwell - Missouri
Landon Chase (Claire) Blackwell - Alabama
2 stepchildren: Kimber Nicole (Seth) Lainhart - Estill Co.
Jerry Von (Ashley) Chaney - Estill Co.
2 sisters: Rosemary (Roger) Barnes - Montgomery Co.
Rebecca Jane (Jim) Carr - Madison Co.
7 grandchildren: Liliana Claire Blackwell, Lauralai Chase Blackwell, Emmylia Lainhart, Elias Lainhart, Gunner Chaney, Asher Chaney and Reagan Chaney
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 20, 1 PM at the Irvine United Methodist Church with Bro. Aaron Batey officiating. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 to 9 PM at the Church.
Pallbearers: Christopher Carr, Jim Carr, Roger Barnes, Evan Richardson, Seth Richardson, Parker McCreary, Scotty Roberts and Jerry Von Chaney

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