Kenneth Judson Blackwell, Sr.

Kenneth Judson Blackwell, Sr.

November 9, 1931 – November 24, 2022

Wendell.  Kenneth Judson Blackwell, 91, died on Thursday. He was born in Granville County to the late Marvin Judson & Betty Hart Blackwell.  Kenneth retired from Westinghouse.  He loved the outdoors and fishing.  His family was his heart.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Beasley Blackwell of the home, children, Kenny Blackwell, Jr. (Cheryl) of Youngsville, Joy Faith Blackwell Hicks (Tom Dupaquier) of Wendell, siblings, Sammie Blackwell (Shirley) of Raleigh, Betty Lou Mitchell (Douglas) of Wake Forest, grandchildren, Amanda Landon (Mat), Wendy Whitman (Eric), Stormie Hicks, great grandchildren, Bailey Whitman, & Ryan Landon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Funeral service 11 am, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 10 – 11 am, prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.


  • Lillian Struchen Posted November 25, 2022 5:36 pm

    Marie, Kenny and Joy, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Many fond memories of our Bethany days. Kenneth was an honorable man dedicated to his Lord and to his family. Take care of yourselves and know that God is with you.

  • Kathy & Les Jerrell Posted November 26, 2022 10:02 am

    Joy, Stormie, Marie & family, we want to let you know that our thoughts & prayers are with you & if there is anything, dear neighbors, that we can do, please let us know.

  • williaml l daniel Posted November 27, 2022 8:05 am

    Betty Lou, so sorry for your and your families lost.

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