VIBURNUM — Stanley “Stan” E. Blackwell, 92, of Viburnum, formerly of Bonne Terre passed away April 6, 2008 at Stonecrest Nursing Home in Viburnum. He was born July 20, 1915 in Blackwell, Missouri.
Stan was employed by the St. Joe Lead Co. for 40 years. He retired as Mine Superintendent of the Viburnum Division in 1980. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bonne Terre and was a Sunday School Teacher and a Board Member before moving to Viburnum in 1962. Stan was very active in the Boy Scouts being the Leader of an Explorer Post sponsored by his church. He served two terms on the Bonne Terre School Board. Stan was a 50 member of the Samaritan Masonic Lodge 424; member of Scottish Rite of St. Louis. After Stanley moved to Viburnum he stayed active in his community serving 11 years on the Viburnum City Council.
Stanley was a motorcycle enthusiast. He has traveled 49 states riding his motorcycle. In his travels he has stated numerous times “I never met many strangers.” Stans philosophy was “There are lots of good people in the world, you just hear about the bad ones” and “You get treated like you asked to be treated.”
Preceded in death by Parents, William and Runa “Jones” Blackwell; Wife, Bernice Blackwell; One Daughter, Sue Porter; Brothers, Frank, Luther, Howard, Clarence, Ivan and Homer Blackwell; Two Sisters, Ginevea Murphy and Bertha Jones.
Survived by: One Son, Richard Blackwell of Sullivan; Grandchildren, Tracey and husband Carmon Mallow, Todd Mallow, Richard Blackwell Jr., Rhonda Althage and Melissa Nilges. Six Great-Grandchildren; Special Friend and Care Giver, Mary Blount, also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Stanley made many friends while living in the Bonne Terre and Viburnum area, he will missed by them all.
Visitation Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 5 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at C Z Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Services Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. at C Z Boyer & Son Chapel in Bonne Terre. Interment at St. Francois Memorial Park. Memorials to AmHeart Hospice prefered or donor’s choice.