James Blackwood

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James E Blackwood
March 11, 1948 - February 11, 2015
James E. Blackwood, 66, of Nampa, Idaho passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. James was born March 11, 1948 in Stibnite, Idaho to William and Violet Blackwood. James graduated from Kuna High School in 1966 and married his high school sweetheart, Roxanna Hastriter and had three children. He is survived by his two daughters, Kimberly (Trent) Coleman of Meridian, Idaho, Connie (Jay) Plumer of Kuna, Idaho, one son, Keith (Andrea) Blackwood of Boise, Idaho, five granddaughters, Shelby, Kalli, Marie, Kristin, and McKayla, three grandsons, Jordan, Austin, and Colby and one great-granddaughter, Savannah, due in June, two sisters, Barbara Cooley of Meridian, Idaho and Carol (Don) Loux of Nampa, Idaho, one brother, William (Gwen) Blackwood of Emmett, Idaho, and his best friend and former wife, Sandy Blackwood of Nampa, Idaho. James was preceded in death by his father and his mother, his nephew, Kevin Clemens, and his brothers-in-law, Dave Clemens and Larry Cooley. James worked for Woodgrain Millworks (formerly Meridian Wood) for 25 years and ended his career there as the plant manager. He retired after thirteen years at Plum Creek Timber in April of 2012.
In his younger years, with his family, James enjoyed backpacking and hiking into many Idaho lakes as well as camping in the Donnelly area, getting wood, cross country skiing, water skiing, hunting and playing his guitar. James was known to be a lover of hot rods, especially his 1957 Chevy, which he enjoyed taking on cruises with his friends. He loved drag racing, and enjoyed restoring old cars, fishing, Boise State Football, four wheeling, Jackpot, playing poker, archery, and his cat, Butchy. James' main love was his family and his many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 4:30 at Cloverdale Funeral Home at 1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho. In honor of Dad, if you have a hot rod, drive it.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 13, 2015