Alton Eugene "Sonny" Blackwell, Sr.

October 9, 1940April 12, 2021

Alton Eugene “Sonny” Blackwell, Sr., 80, of Stuarts Draft passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Born October 9, 1940 in Augusta County, he was the son of the late Alvin Eugene and Margaret Walker (Sutherland) Blackwell. On November 1, 2007 he married Anne Kay Harris. The two shared a blessed marriage of 13 years.

Sonny worked in the floor sanding business with his father until they sold the business where he continued to work for 22 years. He was also employed by Kathy’s Restaurant where he worked as a host for 20 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cheryl Lynn Blackwell. Survivors include his wife, Anne Kay (Harris) Blackwell; sister, Sherby (Blackwell) Cary and husband, Glenn; son, Alton Eugene Blackwell, Jr. and wife, Teresa; daughters, Margaret Ann (Blackwell) Rocco, Kristy Bryant, and Whitney Ashley Blackwell; granddaughters, Sarah, Kaila, and Natalie; stepchildren, Tony Wolfe, Curtis Lee Bradley, and Lisa Kay Bodkin; and step-grandchildren, Lisa, C.J., Toby, C.D. and Cody.

Following cremation, there will be no formal viewing or services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Stuarts Draft.

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Buck and Faye Sutherland

April 14, 2021

We were so sorry to hear that Sonny had passed away. Sending our love and sympathies to the whole family.
Buck and Faye Sutherland

Ginny Shaffer

April 14, 2021

Junior so sorry for your lose


Joy Reynolds

April 13, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Sonny's passing. He was always so nice to me, always greeted me with a smile and a hug. Today and the days ahead may the loving memories carry you through your time of sorrow. Praying for strength, peace, and comfort for the Family. No doubt he is looking down and smiling that big sweet smile of his.