Lonnie Clarence Blackwell, 71, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021, at his residence.
He was born on November 30, 1949, in Vienna, Missouri, the son of the late Clarence Orville and Myrtle Lee (Copeland) Blackwell.
Lonnie graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1967.
He was united in marriage on October 5, 1968, in Jefferson City to Sharon Ann Crocker, who resides at the home.
Lonnie was one of the first three employees of Scholastic Inc. in 1968, when they first moved to Jefferson City. He was a forklift operator for forty-six years, retiring in 2014.
He was an avid sports fan, especially the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed watching the news and Jeopardy.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons, Gregory Blackwell; twin sons, Darrell Blackwell and Douglas (Kathy) Blackwell, all of Jefferson City; four grandchildren, Dillon Blackwell, Savanna (Mike) Kabatra, T.J. Parrish, and Desaray Parrish; nine great-grandchildren; and siblings, Lawrence Blackwell, Olean; Velma Blackwell; and Betty Jackson, both of Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Ashley Blackwell, and a sister, Cathy (Larry) Onger.
Private family services will be held.
Memorials are suggested to Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, to help with funeral expenses.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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