December 8, 1945 - February 25, 2023

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 16:00, March 19th, 2023 at the Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island, Florida. 400 S Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island, FL, 32952.

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Waddy James Alexander Blackmon, Jr., 77, of Merritt Island, FL, passed away at his home on February 25, 2023.

He was born in Columbia, SC on December 8, 1945.  Waddy graduated from Dreher High School, attended the Citadel, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Augusta College.

Waddy retired from the Army as a major in 1987.  He then worked at the Kennedy Space Center as a network manager until his second retirement.

Waddy was a proud parent and grandparent.  He loved fishing, working on his boat and tinkering in his garage. He was a world class story teller and liked a bit of mischief from time to time.

Waddy was preceded in death by his parents Waddy James Alexander Blackmon Sr. and Idessa Newman and sisters Patricia Blackmon and Sally Blackmon.  He is survived by his wife Mary Morris Blackmon; children Waddy James Alexander “Trey” Blackmon 3rd (Cecilia), Shannon Blackmon Nord, Samuel Houck Pitts Blackmon (Katie), Christopher Michael Prindle (Brandy), Ronald Alvin Blackmon and Charly Erin Caulkins (Daniel); grandchildren Enrique Mezarina, Mary Addison Nord, Amelia Dessa Nord, Leah Presley Nord, Jax Samuel James Blackmon, Leo William Alexander Blackmon, Braelynn Rita Prindle, Justin Rawleigh Singleton, Ryan Olivia Caulkins and Landon Alexander Caulkins.