Sharon Kay Blackwelder
February 21, 1944 - July 19, 2013
Sharon Kay Blackwelder, 69, of Bushnell, FL, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at Oxford, FL. She was born February 21, 1944 in Wichita Falls, TX. She was a Homemaker and member of Croom-A-Coochee Baptist Church. Mrs. Blackwelder was the Associate Director of the Sumter County Fair Board for over 30 years, volunteered for the Disabled Sportsman, and enjoyed canning vegetables, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with her grandkids. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William Henry Blackwelder of Bushnell, FL; sons, Henry Randolph (Pamela) Blackwelder of Bushnell, FL, David Hank Blackwelder of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, and Bo Neal Blackwelder of Bushnell, FL; daughters, Sandra Gayle Rigdon of Chelsea, OK, and Melissa Renee (Jon) Kraft of Bushnell, FL; 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Boyd (Doris) Holder of Kingsman, AZ, and Donald W. Holder of Wichita Falls, TX.

Funeral Information


A Visitation will be held at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 6 - 8 PM.


Services will be held at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jerry Alexander presiding.


Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Terry & David

A wonderful Lady and good friend enjoyed every moment spent with her, raising our kids together

dalia hayes family

mrs Sharon will be greatly missed. She was a nice lady, and a good Christian woman who loved the Lord. May you rest in peace.

Don Holder

She understood me and always listened to what I had to say. She may not have agreed with me all the time, but I was important to her, and she told me so. There is no closer relative than a Brother or Sister. The pain will come in time, but all I can say now is, thank God, she is better off. She leaves a strong family that will be OK. Love you Sis.

Wade and Karen Parker

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone. May God give you strength during this time. We will surely miss Mrs. Blackwelder. With Love, Wade and Karen

Pam Plimpton

Sharon Kay left so many memories with her laughter and wonderful smile. I know how many lives she must have touched along with mine over her life. My thoughts and prayers are with all her friends and our family.

Roger and Barbara Kane

You will be missed so much my dearest friend always such fond memories of up. Our deepest sympathy to your wonderful family.

Sharon Kay Holder Ferrell

I am so sorry for your loss,my prayers are with all of you, Until each of us got married we had exactly the same name Sharon Kay Holder we went to school and church,family reunions together. we lived on the same street two houses from each other,from age 6& 7 Sharon and Don and I spent a lot of time together. I wish we had been able to see each other thru the years but we were a long way from each.Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Jimmy&Anna Clements

Bill&Kids; So sad to hear about Sharon {what a loss] but you know she is busy telling all of the Parents gone on before her,the annul gossip about all that is up to date. We Love you and Keep God in your Hart My Brother. Jimmy &Ann

Jerry and Marianne Richards

Bill and family, so sorry to hear of Sharon Kay's passing. We have lots of good memories of the reunions at Vera with all the Holder clan. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Nikki Bruce-Balasch

Sharon was a big part of our family. The kids of Wahoo lived at her house growing up. She always checked on my sister and I after my mom died. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayer are with you all!


I was sorry to hear so late after Sharons passing that she had gone, i hope you see this. You were one of my many "MOM" figures in life, and for that I just wanted to say "thankyou". I cant remember them all so to remember you says something about you!

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