Thomas Leslie Blackwelder Sr.
Published 7:49 am Monday, December 20, 2021
Mr. Thomas Leslie Blackwelder Sr., 90, of No Creek Road, Mocksville, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 at Clemmons Medical Center.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1931 in Davie County to the late Charles and Estelle Chaffin Blackwelder.
Mr. Blackwelder was a member of Fork Baptist Church and retired from Drexel Heritage. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his scooter and watching the hummingbirds. He loved Major League Baseball and was a longtime Dodgers fan and loved watching Carolina basketball. He was a beloved husband, father and brother and “Papaw” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Betty Wyatt Blackwelder; a son, Tommy Blackwelder; a son-in-law, Craig Freeman; an infant brother, Dwight; brothers, Harding and Lloyd Blackwelder; and a sister, Mary Woodward.
Survivors include: a daughter, Audrey Freeman of Mocksville; a grandson, Todd Freeman (Cindy) of Mocksville; 2 great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Peyton Freeman; a brother, Lester Blackwelder (Ruby Jean) of Wilkesboro; a sister Coleen Brown of Mocksville; a sister-in-law, Cathy Blackwelder of Mocksville; a brother-in-law, Johnny Wyatt (Evelyn) of Mocksville; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Blackwelder of Mocksville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say a special thanks to caregiver Sharon Hallman for her faithful care given to Mr. Blackwelder.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Fork Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Garrett officiating. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Blackwelder on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eaton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorials for: Fork Baptist Church, 3140 US 64 E., Mocksville, NC 27028.
Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.