Wayne E. Blackie Sr.

April 14, 1947 - June 22, 2017

Wayne E. Blackie Sr., 70, Altoona, passed away June 22, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late George and Hilda (Berkstead) Blackie. On June 4, 1965, he married Beverly L. Thomas of Bellwood.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years; a son, Wayne Jr. and wife, Connie Sue, of Altoona; a daughter, Christine Sue Mekins and husband, Brady, of Altoona; four grandchildren: Bryanna Shaffer and husband, Alex, Alyssa Blackie and Brady and Sean Mekins; and four brothers: Robert of Altoona, John of Glendale, and Allen and Kenny, both of Sinking Valley.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Annamae Baird, Evelyn Holland and Rose Updike; and five brothers: George, Paul, Harry, Marvin and Steven Blackie.

Wayne was a member of Fourth Street Church of God, Altoona, and Heidelberg Country Club. He enjoyed woodworking and riding motorcycles.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Fourth Street Church of God, Altoona, Pastor Jon Neely officiating. Interment will be made at Asbury Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fourth Street Church of God, 2010 Fourth St., Altoona, PA 16601.