Olin Lynn "Skip" Blackwell, 67, of 310 S. Hundley Drive in Eden, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Osborne Baptist Church with burial to follow at Dan View Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Skip was born August 30, 1952 in Martinsville, Va. to the late Charles Edward Blackwell and Ruby Stewart Blackwell. He was a graduate of Morehead High School Class of 70. Skip also received an Associate Degree from RCC and a Bachelors Degree in Sacred Literature from Cincinnati Christian University in 1976 and was an ordained minister. Skip retired from the Eden Police Department with the rank of Lieutenant.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Jennie” Chilton Blackwell, of the home; daughter, Tabatha B. Deel and husband Robbie; grandchildren Robbie Deel II and Laura Grace Deel; numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorial contributions may be offered to the Osborne Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
Jenny and. family am so sorry to hear about Skip. Prayers are for you. Just know that he is sheltered in the arms of Jesus saved from all harm. Bless you all with comfort in the Lord.
I am so sorry to hear this Jenny, Skip was an awesome person to say the least. I'll be praying for you and the Family. Dianne and I love you girl.
RIP my ole friend praying for your family
Sorry to hear of skips passing. He meant the world to me. I learned a lot from him over the years. Prayers for the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep you in His care.
Virginia A Murray
Deepest Sympathy from
Sheila, Justin and family. You are in our prayers.
My condolences in the passing of "Skipper". We graduated from high school together and I remember him as being such a sweet guy. Class of '70 has lost one of our very best!
Sherry Bennett Bell
MY HEART GOES OUT TO FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SKIP WAS BEST POLICE OFFICER DRAPER EVER HAD , HE SHOWED ME HOW TREAT PEOPLE AND HE WAS ONE OF PEOPLE GOT ME INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT GOD JUST GOT ANOTHER ANGEL FROM DRAPER
To the family and friends: It is my prayer that God will grant you peace and comfort during your time of loss and grief. God welcomes you home, Skipper. You were a a long time classmate, teammate and friend. Rest in peace good and faithful servant.
I grew up knowing Skip. He knew everybody in town and he was kind to all those that he knew. Skip was one in a million. He always had love and compassion in his heart and he never spoke a harsh word about anyone. Prayers for Skip's family.
Jenny, was so sorry to hear of Skip's passing. Prayers for you and your family from all of us here, Wendy, Ellen and Mark. Wish could be there. He was a very special man and he so loved his family. He is looking out for you.
Jenny an family my thoughts an prayers are with u all so sorry to hear skip was a good man I'll keep y'all in my heart with prayers an love,
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We know he will be greatly missed but no more pain and suffering. One can only imagine the joyous reunion when he got to Heaven's gates - Jesus, Ruby, Charlie, and others waiting to welcome him to his eternal home. Love and prayers.
Calvin and Susan Stewart Stultz
I wish to extend my condolences to the family. I pray that God spread the peace that surpasses all understanding across the family during this time of mourning.
Skip was the example of a fine Police Officer and friend. Growing up in Eden I had a few run ins with Skip and his positive and honest attitude impacted my life. I hold all LEO to the bar set by Skip. I visited Osborne Baptist Church 1 time and of the 2000 in attendance he was the only member to come greet me and welcome me to the church. That's what made him unique in Gods eyes caused he didnt mind standing out or standing up. He was a mans man. The world lost a solid one but praise God we who are saved will see him again one day.
Rest easy Skip, you've earned this, you fought the good fight. God Bless and God speed! See ya soon......
Sorry for your loss
Praying for the family
We are saddened in hearing Skip has passed. We are praying for you Jennie and Tabatha for peace and comfort in this time. We are comforted in knowing Skip is with the Lord Jesus in Heaven. We just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and we appreciated you both as our neighbors all those years on Buchannan. Skip was a kind and giving man. A very good friend. We were blessed to have known him.
Sincere condolences, Julie and Bob Rutan. Timothy Burchell and Theo Burchell.
I am so sorry for your loss. Skip was such a great guy, always full of life. We graduated the same year 1970. My husband, Bobby also rode in motorcycle Benefit Rides with him. I know your hearts are sad and my prayers are with you. May God's peace surround you.
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