January 11, 1948 - September 24, 2019
Jimmy Dale Blackwell, 71, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on September 24, 2019 at MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center. He was born January 11, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Dale and Nadine Bell Blackwell. He graduated from Davis County High School in 1966. On June 4, 1966 he married Charlotte Baird in Davis County. Jimmy was a mechanic working for himself, John Deere, and later for Davis County as shop foreman. He also farmed, raising crops and livestock; owned C.J. Sales selling guns; and was a deputy sheriff in Pulaski, Iowa for a time. He stayed active with hunting, stock car racing, and roping, a hobby he especially enjoyed. Charlotte and Jimmy ran a calf roping arena for several years in Ottumwa. The arena featured indoor and outdoor roping areas. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Blackwell; two daughters, Lisa (Dickie) Bish of Bloomfield, Rhonda (Joey) Fenton of Udell, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Don) Sly of Ottumwa, Miranda Wright, Lauryn Wright both of Conroy, Iowa, Brandon (Lori) Bish of Bloomfield, Bradly Bish of Iowa City, Jolee (Cody Wilson) Fenton of Rathbun, Iowa, Daylen Fenton, Makenley Fenton both of Udell; six great-grandchildren, Braydon, Austin, Maddox Sly, Tayden and Tucker Bish, Wynslee Wilson; two sisters, Betty Fairchild of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Connie Steinkruger of Bloomfield; brother, Rex Blackwell of Bloomfield; and sister-in-law, Carol Chrisco of Eminence, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Annette Wright. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the family present to greet friends from 5-7:00 p.m. A private graveside service with burial of the cremated remains will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield at a later date. A memorial has been established to the Davis County Fair Board.
Jimmy Dale Blackwell, 71, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on September 24, 2019 at MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center. He was born January 11, 1948 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Dale and Nadine Bell Blackwell. He graduated from Davis County High... View Obituary & Service Information
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