September 24, 1947 - September 28, 2021
It is with deep sorrow that the Blackwell family announces the death of their beloved father, John Warren Blackwell, 74. Mr. Blackwell passed away peacefully this morning, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A graveside funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at 11 o'clock on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Josh McLendon will officiate, and the eulogy will be delivered by Mr. Jim Ousley. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family. Warren was born in Florence, SC, a son of the late James Daniel Blackwell, Sr., and Amy Caston Blackwell. He was the co-owner and operator of The Vacuum Center & Antiques for 48 years. Warren enjoyed collecting arrowheads, sketching in his sketch pad, antique furniture, eating ice cream, and watching Atlanta Braves baseball games; but, most of all -- Warren loved people. He never met a stranger and loved to talk. Everyone received a warm welcome upon entering The Vacuum Center and Antiques. Once his health and mobility were limited, Warren became very active on Facebook. He would often post positive messages and daily encouragement for all his Facebook friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving daughters, Melissa (Skee) McAlister of Florence, SC, Ashley (Ashley) Gainey of Hartsville, SC; granddaughters, Kaylee (Jonathan) Case of Summerville, SC, Caston Gainey of Hartsville, SC; great-grandson, William Avery Case. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Willie Mae "Masie" Edwards Blackwell, and his brother, James Daniel Blackwell, Jr.
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