OBITUARY

Bobby Ray Blackwell

August 28, 1933May 3, 2018
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Memorial Service for Bobby Ray Blackwell, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Mr. Blackwell passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. Born in Wellford, SC, he was a son of the late Gladys and Thomas Blackwell. Ray was the twin brother of Fay Fisher and the husband of Leilani Pruitt Blackwell. He proudly served in the USMC during the Korean War. Ray was a retired photographer from Olan Mills Studio and following his retirement, he continued working with Car Quest delivering car parts throughout the Columbia and surrounding area. Surviving in addition to his wife, Leilani, and sister, Fay; are his daughters, Tammy R. Bedrosian (Steve); Angela Q. Williams, Wanda Q. Berry (Chip), Judy Q. Holden (Glen). He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Dee Blackwell; son, Jimmy Quarles; and son-in-law, Stan Williams. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Royall Bentley Burns

May 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers Tammy. I wish I had met your dad when we were younger but it’s so easy to see the love you had for him. I so enjoyed seeing the video of him singing and playing the guitar. Your love of music I see! Thinking of you and all the family, praying for his embrace for each of you. Royall

Thomas Burns

May 5, 2018

Leilani,

I am sorry for your loss. Ray was a good man and I am ver happy you guys stayed together all these years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Tommy Burns

Thomas Burns

May 5, 2018

Leilani,

I am so sorry I lost track of you guys. I did try recently to find you. This is a very sad day with this news and I want you to know that Ray was a great friend and a wonderful human being.

I do remember a story where I almost lost my life one day. One morning I cooked some special eggs for you guys and we even had leftovers to enjoy later. You even mentioned that bacon and eggs were really good. Later that evening you warmed up the eggs and I believe you finished them off. So I had to delay telling that you had just eaten your first brains and eggs. I was not sure if this was a first for Ray but I remember you could have taken my life that evening.

You and your family will be in Jackie and my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Jackie and Tommy

Laurie Cook

May 5, 2018

I never had the pleasure of meeting your daddy Tammy , but I do know you , and know that he raised a beautiful, compassionate daughter . Prayers for you all .

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