Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1952

David Blackwell CHARLES DAVID BLACKWELL, 79, of Midland, TX, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Oct. 13, 2012, with interment at Serenity Memorial Gardens. He was born on Aug. 20, 1933, in Ranger, TX. Charles was raised in Ranger and attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1952. He moved to Odessa, where he graduated from Odessa High School. After graduation in 1953, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in the Korean Conflict. David settled in Midland in 1966. He worked with Qualified Printers for 35 years. He later met and married Josie Reyes in December of 1987. David was an avid steel guitar player. He enjoyed gardening, grilling outdoors, and spending quality time with his loving family. He also enjoyed watching his favorite baseball team, the Texas Rangers. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Charles is preceded in death by his father, Dempsey "Slim" Blackwell and his mother, Yuba Blackwell. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Josie Reyes Blackwell; four sons: Edward Perez and wife, Juanita; Robert Perez and wife, Rita; Stephen Perez; and Carlos Perez; two daughters, Priscilla De La Rosa with Ric Rivera and Lisa Molinar, all of Midland. He is also survived by his brother, Bill Blackwell of Stephenville, TX and his sister, Cindy Matheny of Tulsa, OK; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand- children.