James “Peck” Blackwelder (8-1-21) service 8-5-21
James “Peck” Blackwelder, 91, of Savannah, was born in Hardin County on Aug. 8, 1929, the son of the late Toney and Daisy Meadors Blackwelder.
On April 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to Juanita Alexander, who survives.
Mr. Blackwelder passed away on Sunday, Aug. 1.
Mr. Blackwelder served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War working in the military police. After serving in the military he worked for Brown Shoe Company and became a self employed plumber in his later years. Mr. Blackwelder loved being a member of First Baptist Church in Savannah. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and having a big garden. He always cherished all the moments he would spend with his family.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, Juanita of Savannah, Mr. Blackwelder is survived by his children, Don Blackwelder and his wife Debbie, Greg Blackwelder and his wife Danette, and Philip Blackwelder and his wife Christy, all of Savannah; grandchildren, Dustin Blackwelder, Brenton Blackwelder, Logan Blackwelder and his wife Shelby, Cory Blackwelder, Reed Blackwelder, and Grant Lumpkin and his wife Amber; great-grandchildren, Olivia Lumpkin, Sloane Lumpkin and Claire Blackwelder; and brothers, J.E. Blackwelder and Dan Blackwelder.
Mr. Blackwelder was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Margaret Northcutt, Emogene Polk and Sarah Evans; and five brothers, Hugh, Vaughn T., Burnace, Bert and Tommy Blackwelder.
Services were held on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Tony Polk officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.