November 2, 1951 - July 1, 2020
Blackshear -Thomas “Tommy” Emery Blackshear, age 68, of Starke, Florida passed away on July 1, 2020 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Tommy was born in Gainesville, Florida on November 2, 1951 to the late James Blackshear and Beverly Cady Blackshear. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsley Lake and a longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Starke, FL. Tommy graduated from Bradford High School in 1970 and shortly after graduated from St. John’s Community College earning his Associates of Arts degree. In 1972, Tommy started his longtime career at DuPont as a Heavy Equipment Operator where he served for 29 years. He met the love of his life, Bobbie Faye Smith and they were happily married on June 27, 1981. Tommy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family dearly. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed antiquing, but more than anything, Tommy was a family man who loved time with his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, James Blackshear; mother, Beverly Blackshear; and brother, James Guy Blackshear. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Fay Blackshear of Kingsley Lake, FL; his daughter, Shilynn Chaff (Robbie) McRae of Burns, TN; his son, Andy (Wendy) Chaff of Kingsley Lake, FL; grandchildren, Cole (Jaclyn) McRae, Molly McRae, ShiAnn (J.B.) Best, Hunter Chaff, and Cassidy Chaff; and great grandchildren, Berklee M. McRae, Kingsley Best, and Wake Best. A Graveside Celebration of Tommy’s Life will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am at Kingsley Lake Cemetery in Starke, Florida with The Reverend Bert Daly officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tommy’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA / [email protected] Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757.
Blackshear -Thomas “Tommy” Emery Blackshear, age 68, of Starke, Florida passed away on July 1, 2020 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Tommy was born in Gainesville, Florida on November 2, 1951 to the late James Blackshear... View Obituary & Service Information
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