Joseph W. Blackshire

April 27, 1941
August 4, 2018
Charleston, West Virginia

Joseph W. Blackshire

Joseph W. Blackshire, 77, of Charleston, passed away on August 4, 2018 at Hubbard Hospice House.

Joe was born on April 27, 1941 in Charleston, son of Virginia and Thomas Blackshire.  He was educated in Charleston schools, graduated from WV State and attended C.O.G.S.  He served in the US Air force from 1960 to 1964.  He retired from Pan American World Airways in 1986 as an Air Traffic Control Officer.

Survivors include wife, Judy Blackshire; son, Wayne (Jay) Blackshire of Sheffield, England; daughter, Vicky (Kevin) Waller of Doncaster, England; sister, Gayle Richardson of Green Tree, WV; and three grandchildren residing in England.

There will be no visitation. A private interment will take place in Sunset Memorial Park Columbarium, South Charleston.

Memories may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

4 replies
  1. Carol Scott says:

    I do remember Joe so well as a young boy. I was best friends with his sister Gayle. My deepest sympathy. Many blessings, Carol Ridinger Scott

  2. Cynthia Kaye Reynolds says:

    So sorry about Joe’s death. We were classmates from grade school thru high school. May he Rest In Peace.

    Prayers for family.
    Kaye Higginbotham Reynolds

  3. Tom cutlip says:

    To a good classmate at CHS and I hope and wish you God speed to that final place of rest
    I wish your family all the best in this time of loss

  4. Vicky Waller says:

    Can’t believe its nearly 4 years and I haven’t checked these messages. I am the daughter Vicky in the UK. Dad has been missed and my kids ( 2 girls) still talk about him as we came over to visit a few years before he died. If anyone does read this, it was nice to read about old friends. Take care all. Thanks again. xx

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