Delano R. ‘Stick’ Blackwood

DELANO R. ‘STICK’ BLACKWOOD, 83, Sylacauga, died Sept. 5, 2021, at the residence. Born Oct. 4, 1937, he graduated from Cleveland High School and spent 35 years with Southern Bell and Bellsouth. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his family. He was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Grover and Helen Blackwood and son Mitchell B. Blackwood.

Surviving are wife Carol Blackwood; children Michael R. (Marilyn) Blackwood of Cleveland, Tenn.; Martin D. (Leah) Blackwood of Blountsville; John M. (Shannon) Blackwood of Guntersville; Jennifer (Gather) Nolen of Mt. Olive.

John Limbaugh will officiate an 11 a.m. service tomorrow, Sept. 9, at Fayetteville United Methodist Church. The family will welcome friends at 10 a.m. Lloyd Gibbs will officiate a 2:30 p.m. graveside service at Cleveland United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to Fayetteville United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/sylacauga-al/radney-smith-funeral home/8516. Radney-Smith Funeral Home directing.