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Thomas Blackwell

Thomas James "Tommy" Blackwell

Wednesday, March 16th, 1960 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Obituary

Thomas J. Blackwell (Tommy), 59, of Terre Hill, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Ephrata Hospital.

Born in Pottsville, he was the son of William James Blackwell and the late Helen Marie (Lewis) Blackwell of East Earl.

Tom owned and operated a welding, metal fabrication, and machining shop. His passion was racing Dirt Track Late Model cars at Silver Springs, Williams Grove and multiple other Speedways. Tom will be remembered by his family and in the racing community for his mentorship of troubled youth and love of the sport. His other interests included boating, engine building, and go-kart racing. He was a member of Ephrata Community Church. Tom was a selfless friend and mentor to many, always willing to make time for others and lend a hand.

Surviving are his father and three brothers: William S. Blackwell of East Earl, Richard C. Blackwell married to Sherri (Eberly) of East Earl, and Gary A. Blackwell of Denver; a sister, Kimberly A. Zimmerman married to Brian Zimmerman of Lititz; four nieces and nephews: Casey Blackwell, Keith Blackwell, Meagan Keller, and Breanna Zimmerman; and six great-nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Friday evening, November 22nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Eckenroth Funeral Home, 209 East Main St, Terre Hill, PA. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 10:30 A.M. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel Avenue, St. Clair, PA with the Rev. Dennis Scalese officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help with his medical expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/f/tom-blackwell-medical-help. To
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Eckenroth Home for Funerals
    Address
    209 E. Main St.
    TERRE HILL, PA 17581
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Address
    St. Clair, PA

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Maryann Good

Posted at 06:33am
Condolences to the Blackwell Family . We were sadden to hear this tragic, doing. We knew who ,Tommy was, but I knew his mom Helen, wonderful lady, and also Gary. At times like this ,its so difficult, to realize they are gone, but he is with his savior, and mother, and someday, we will all meet again. MaryAnn & David (Skip ) Good
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Tom Byers

Posted at 03:58pm
To the whole Blackwell Family. It is with great sorrow to hear of Tom's passing. Words can not fill the void left by Tom's passing.
Each of the Blackwell family made a team starting with Bill Sr. One of the team may be missing, but never forgotten.
I enjoyed sharing countless hours and times with all of the Blackwell Family over the many years starting back in high school.
Remember the great times with Tom and his passion for racing and the team all of you built for racing with Tom at the wheel. That can never be taken away.
Tom Byers
 
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Kim Blackwell Zimmerman Posted at 07:15am

thank you so much Tom
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The Bell & Evans Leadership Team

Posted at 03:08pm
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