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Harvey Lee Blackwood, 57, died of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident on July 11, 2015, near Concordia, KS.
Harvey is survived by his significant other, Joy Erickson, Salina, KS; his sisters, Sandy (Kyle) Swart, Marysville, KS, & Sherrie Larson, Belleville, KS, 4 nieces and 2 nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Duane A. & Lola Mae Blackwood, and brother, David Blackwood.
Harvey was born on April 19, 1958, in Newton, KS, to Duane A. and Lola Mae (Niemeier) Blackwood. He was baptized on May 11, 1958, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He was confirmed in the faith on May 13, 1973, at the American Lutheran Church, Belleville, KS. He graduated from Belleville High School, Belleville, KS in 1976 where he also participated in basketball, cross country, and track. He attended Kansas State University and was a member of the Beta Sigma Psi fraternity. He moved back home and worked with his folks in the family business “The Belleville Locker” until his folks’ retirement in 2000. He then worked for Hays Lumber in Belleville, KS. He retired in July 2014 and became fulltime caretaker of his elderly folks until their deaths.
Harvey was active in his community by his participation in the American Legion Riders and The Sons of the American Legion where he held various offices and organized and participated in many Poker Runs. Growing up he was active in Boy Scouting and is a member of the American Lutheran Church (ELCA), Belleville.
A funeral is scheduled for Harvey on July 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church, Belleville, with Pastor Thomas Kamprath, officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Harvey’s life with interment at Belleville City Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, July 13, 2015, from 1-9 p.m. with family visitation from 6-8 p.m. at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home.
Memorials will be designated at a later date.
Online condolence to
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS.


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