Larry B. Blackwood, 71

Larry B. Blackwood, 71, died at his home in Lakebay on July 18, surrounded by loved ones.

Blackwood was born in Sacramento to Harvey and Opallee in 1944. Following his fathers death, his mother remarried. Blackwood and his siblings were then raised in England, Alaska and California.

Blackwood joined the U.S. Air Force and worked as a military police officer until his retirement. Thereafter he worked as a mechanical engineer with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard until he retired again.

During his retirement, he enjoyed creating fine furniture and planter boxes.

Blackwood leaves behind his third wife, Laverna; children from his first marriage Gary and Karen of Washington state; grandchildren Theresa and Jimmy of California, and Ria of Arizona; great grandchildren Eddie and Lidia of California; stepdaughters Juanita and Naomi; step-grandchildren, Amber, Shelby, Isaiah, Elijah and Nina; and stepdaughter in-law Sandy of Longbranch.