Keith Warren Blackwell
August 19, 1938 – July 4, 2019
Madison- Keith W. Blackwell, 80, of Madison and Lakeland, FL. passed away on July 4, 2019 in Madison. He was born on Aug. 19, 1938 in Skowhegan, the son of Ralph E. Blackwell and Josephine (Peters) Blackwell. He graduated from Madison High School, class of 1957. He graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Carpentry In his early work years, Keith was a cattle salesman for a number of years. He then purchased the Country Store in Athens, which became the Blackwell Country Store that he operated for several years. Following the country store he became a salesman in the Agricultural Field, selling agricultural equipment. A job that he loved and spent most of his life doing. He is a member of the Euclid Masonic Lodge in Madison, where he served as a past master. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows in Madison. Keith loved to dance, he loved music and he loved to socialize, quick with a joke and life of the party. He is survived by four children, Ben Blackwell of Madison, Linda Lambert and her husband, Paul, of Lewiston, Heidi Hainsey and her husband, Mark, of Alexandria, VA., Cassie Somers of Falmouth, MA., seven grandchildren, one, great granddaughter. A graveside service for Keith and his wife Joyce will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm., at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Rte 43, Park St., Madison. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.
- He is survived by four children, Ben Blackwell of Madison, Linda Lambert and her husband, Paul, of Lewiston, Heidi Hainsey and her husband, Mark, of Alexandria, VA., Cassie Somers of Falmouth, MA., seven grandchildren, one, great granddaughter.
- Graveside Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
Keith Warren Blackwell
July 13, 2019
My husband, Dick Houle, and I wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of both Keith and Joyce. They will be greatly missed by all of us who knew them!
Another close friend of Keith's is Dick Boynton. He wants you all to know that you are in his thoughts. Due to a serious illness, he can't express this to you personally!
What brought tears to my eyes is the last phrase
in both obituaries: "They have left on their final mystery ride." This is so appropriate and it really touched my heart!
Sincerely, Dick and Sam Houle
Barbara Gordon Kelly
July 8, 2019
Keith was my best friend in High School .We played in a band together. Keith played the trumpet and I played the piano we would set in for the members so they could have a break it was fun to join my Dad when he had to play for dances out of town and in Madison. Keith had an old Ford with a rumble seat and after we would ride around town then go home a practice our music and cook. Keith will be missed. God Bless them both. Barbara Gordon Kelly