Richard M. Blackwell, 66, of Salina, passed away on August 30, 2021, in Kansas City surrounded by family and friends.
He was the second oldest of five children and grew up in Salina, Kansas, where he practiced law for over 40 years. He was a graduate of Kansas State University and Washburn University School of Law. If the world is a stage and we are merely the characters on it, Dick was certainly one of the biggest characters. Famous for his good-natured bantering, Dick inspired others to banter back as best they could, and the exchange would be nothing short of comedy. He delighted in cutting through pretense and dismissing matters which caused others to labor over without end. His love of people was his trademark and earned him many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Christi Jordan, and father, Richard E. Blackwell.
He is survived by his children, Abby Lamone (Michael), Beau Blackwell (Isabel) and Sophie Lamb (Jeff); grandchildren, Zuzu, Ford, and Whit; his mother, Donita Blackwell; brother, Steven Blackwell (Julie); and sisters, Julie Woerpel (Troy), and Pam Burgoon (Darrell).
Services are scheduled for Friday, September 3, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at University United Methodist Church, 1509 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS. Burial will be in Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, KS.
Memorials may be made in Dick’s honor to University United Methodist Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
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University United Methodist Church
1509 S Santa Fe Ave, Salina KS 67401