Clinton S. Blackwell Sr., 84, steel company foreman

September 03, 2005

Clinton S. Blackwell Sr., a retired steel company foreman who was active in his church, died of cancer Wednesday at his West Baltimore home. He was 84.

Mr. Blackwell was born In Northumberland County, Va., and as a youngster moved with his family to Baltimore. He attended city public schools and later earned his General Educational Development certificate.

After serving in the Army during World War II, Mr. Blackwell went to work at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant. He retired as a foreman in the early 1980s.

Mr. Blackwell was long active at Fulton Baptist Church, where he was a former chairman of the board of trustees and president of the usher board. He also handled repair projects at the church, said his wife of 44 years, the former Grace Pickett.

Plans for services were incomplete yesterday.

Mr. Blackwell is also survived by a son, Clinton S. Blackwell Jr. of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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