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  • "Pete always had a happy out look on life that transferred..."
  • "So sorry to hear of Mr. Pete's death. I was the daughter..."
    - Judy Morris Mitchell
  • "Our prayers are with you all. Love you, Dennis & Brenda..."
  • "Pete was a wonderful friend and would do anything for you...."
    - Betty Johnson
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    - Judy Ricks
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LAKE HAMILTON - Lem Brunson "Pete" Blackwell 81 died at home in Lake Hamilton, FL on Saturday, November 9, 2013 of cancer.
Pete is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggie Shannon Blackwell; son, Ronnie C. Blackwell Heather Lee-Blackwell ; and grandson, Ralee Blackwell, along with many nieces and nephews.
Pete was born to Lem and Orene on July 29, 1932 in Crenshaw Co., AL near Brantley. He had two sisters, Willie Pearl Carnes, Sara Beck and two brothers, Morris Blackwell and John Blackwell.
After serving in the U.S. Navy 8 years he returned to Alabama, married, and lived in both Luverne and Montgomery.
In 1966 Pete and Peggie moved to Lake Hamilton where their son, Ronnie was born. Pete retired in 1994 after 20 years with the Polk County BOCC Roadway Maintenance Department. He was an active member and served on committees at Eastside Baptist Church in Haines City. He also served the community of Lake Hamilton as a volunteer firefighter, police chief, and councilman.
Pete liked to garden, and was an avid fisherman during his retirement. He spent many happy times on Marco Island fishing with friends and family. His fun-loving and outgoing spirit inspires us to be good to our neighbors, treat everyone like family and always have a song in your heart.
Viewing to be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral will be on Wednesday at 11 00 AM at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Moffitt Cancer Center at 12902 USF Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612. Flowers are also welcome.
Condolences may be sent via www.oakridgefuneralcare.com

Funeral Home
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
1001 Grace Avenue
Haines City, FL 33844
(863) 422-3933
Published in Ledger from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013
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