Joe K. Blacketer, 56, of Ft. Myers, Fla. died on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers after a long struggle with cancer.
He was born on January 23, 1953 in Greencastle, a child of Robert J. and Dorothy Varvel Blacketer.
Mr. Blacketer and his wife moved to Ft. Myers in 1979. He was a graduate of Florida State University and a Certified Public Accountant who owned and operated Blacketer and Associates, Inc. in Ft. Myers for many years.
He was a life-long member of the Florida State University Alumni/Booster Associations and Cypress Lake United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan Stone Blacketer; his daughters, Amanda Marie Blacketer and Emily Ann Blacketer, both of Ft. Myers; his mother, Dorothy Blacketer of Greencastle; his sister Darla Blacketer of Houston; three nephews; three nieces; and nine great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Dr., Ft. Myers, FL 33919.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the College Scholarship Fund at Cypress Lake UMC. Friends may sign the guest book for the family at www.horizoncremation.com