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Leonard Wesley Blackwood

August 15, 1963 — December 6, 2021

Leonard Wesley Blackwood

Leonard Wesley Blackwood, age 58, of Water Valley, MS died unexpectedly Monday, December 6, 2021, at his home. He was the son of Don Blackwood and the late Lettie (Redwine) Blackwood. Wess loved to play basketball, and while attending Yalobusha Academy he scored a school record of 42 points during one game. After finishing school, Wess worked numerous jobs, including at M.S. Carriers, Blackwood and Howell as well as Dowdle Gas. Wess loved the outdoors, especially being at the lake where he enjoyed boating and water skiing. When not at the lake his passions included cooking and grilling out. Wess attended the First Presbyterian Church in Water Valley.

Visitation is planned for Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM with Bro. Harold Sprayberry officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Wess is survived by his father, Don Blackwood (Debbie) of Batesville, MS; one sister, Bonnie Blackwood Hill of Water Valley; two nieces, Peyton Hill Miller and Catherine Hill; and his companion of five years, Candy Rotenberry.

Wess was preceded in death by his mother, Lettie Blackwood.
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