BELMONT - James Michael Blackwood, 60, passed away Jan. 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was a native of Gaston County, son of Gladys Bates Carpenter and the late James Leroy Blackwood.
He was formerly employed with Mack Molding as a supervisor. He was a loving son, father and grandfather as well as an avid hunter and sportsman.
Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly B. Dubec of Grandy Sandra B. Engbarth, of Stanley; four grandchildren; mother and stepfather, Gladys and Carl Carpenter of Gastonia.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Gaston Memorial Park conducted by the Rev. Kent Cranford.
The family requests that memorials be made to Cancer Services of Gaston County, 306 S. Columbia St., Gastonia, NC 28054.
Ward Funeral Service, Gastonia, is assisting the family.