Richard “Ricky” Blackwell, age 49, was born on September 15, 1971 and was called home to be with the Lord on February 2, 2021. Ricky is survived by his parents Luther and Judy Blackwell; sisters Sharon (Watson) Bodie and Pam (Mark) Howard; 3 nephews, Wesley (Samantha) Bodie, Christopher (Angelika) Bodie and Matthew (Samantha) Bodie; and a niece Kayla Renee Howard. He is preceded in death by an older brother, Anthony Blackwell.Ricky was an experienced HVAC Technician for the business that he and his dad owned, B & B Mechanical Heating and Air. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time on the lake either boat riding or fishing with his dad. He was an avid football fan and loved watching the Clemson Tigers, Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons with his dad. When he wasn’t watching football, Ricky and his mom was rooting for Dale Earnhardt or Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the Nascar races. Van Halen was his all-time favorite band and he would play it loudly while building his model cars. Ricky was the jokester of the family with a contagious and mischievous laugh and will be forever missed by all.A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Graniteville, SC on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 2 pm. The family asks that everyone adheres to Sunset’s requirements to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Arlington Burial & Cremations, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311 https://www.arlingtonfuneral.com
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