William A. "Pete" Blackwell passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Louise Keller Blackwell. Loving father of William H. Blackwell (Melva) and the late Ann Blackwell Thomas (Joe). Brother of Betty B. Langhauser, Esther B. Tate and the late Gilbert A. Blackwell. Grandfather of William S. Blackwell (Elisa), Robert L. Blackwell (Juli), Jamie B. Garcia (Jose), Lisa Thomas and Laura T. Hale (Shawn). Great-grandfather of Braiden, Collin, Gavin, Aiden, Ethan, Davin and Owen. "Pete" was an Army Veteran of WWII where he proudly served with the 141st Field Artillery. He was affectionately known as "Pa" to his family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather great-grandfather and friend to all who knew him. "Pa" was a native of Mississippi, lived in New Orleans until Katrina and has been in the loving care of Lee, Juli and Collin for past seven years. Donations to The Washington Artillery Veterans Association preferred. Relatives and friends, also Washington Artillery Veterans Association, Anzio Veterans of WWII; International Union of Operating Engineers #406, are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, (formerly All Faiths), on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. To view or sign the Family Guestbook please visit www.greenwoodfuneralhome.net
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Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17, 2012