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James Paul Blackwell
James "Jimmy" Paul Blackwell, 56, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, with his loving family wrapped in his arms after a hard fought battle with cancer. Jimmy was born Feb. 8, 1957, in Fort Ord. He was one of six children born to John and Mavis Blackwell. He was a graduate of Salinas High School and went on to become a mechanic for Greyhound Bus Line then became a Carpenter, and through hard work and devotion, he became a Superintendent for Clarum Homes. He could build and fix anything. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, golfing, bike riding, camping, fishing and cooking. His real love was his six children, his wife and his pets. He loved to hike and spend time at the beach and parks with them as well as going to every baseball, soccer, basketball, and football games. He believed in hard work and lots of snuggling with his kids. He devoted all of his time to his children and helped coached their little league when he could. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mavis Blackwell.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Maddie; and his beloved six children, Christopher, Nicholas, Timmy, Phillip, Danielle, and Samantha; his brothers, Bob, John and Ed Blackwell; and his sisters, Carolyn El-Feki and Mary Murphy; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1 p.m., at Healey Mortuary located at 405 N. Sanborn Rd. in Salinas. Reception to follow at Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall located 22 Stone St. / 123 W. Market St. in Salinas.
If you would like to make donationas for the family, please send to: 1055 Harding St., Salinas, CA 93906.
Healey Mortuary and Crematory
405 North Sanborn Road Salinas, CA 93905
Published in The Salinas Californian from Sept. 20 to Sept. 25, 2013