William Woodrow “Woody” Blackwell, III, 55, of Columbia, SC, died Thursday, February 5, 2015. Born May 20, 1959 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of William Woodrow “Woody” Blackwell, Jr. and Patricia Riley Blackwell. A graduate of LSU, Woody was an architect with a passion for innovative design that led him to work on golf courses, schools, and a number of public institutions. He was a wonderful disc golfer and held Masters Champion titles in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additionally, he was a premier Ultimate Frisbee player. His skill as a designer led to him being awarded the Disc of the Year for an Ultimate Frisbee design. Woody enjoyed the outdoors, and he took great pleasure in studying astronomy and sharing his excitement with friends and family, by whom he will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Woody Blackwell Sr. and Virginia Blackwell; and by his maternal grandparents, Raymond Riley, and John and Irene Skinner.
In addition to his parents, Woody is survived by a brother, Robert Blackwell; sister, Teri Blackwell; aunts, Carolyn B. Hiott (T.J.), and Virginia Wray; uncles, John, and Don Skinner; as well as many cousins.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Mike Nolan presiding.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church Building Fund, 900 Clingan Ridge Drive, NW, Cleveland, TN 37312.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Churc