Robert

October 4, 1938 ~ November 3, 2020

Born in: Central City, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert “Blackie” Sorrells, 82, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Central City, Kentucky on October 4, 1938 to the late Beatrice Robinson. Blackie served in the United States Army, and was self-employed with his own heating and air business. He enjoyed fishing, model cars, and drawing. Blackie was a musician and very much enjoyed music. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Along with his mother, Blackie was preceded in death by his son, Robert Sorrells, Jr.; and several siblings.

Blackie is survived by wife of 40 years, Sandra Ann Tong Sorrells; his children, Daphne (Brent) Cole, Vickie (Steve) Feko, Miranda (Jake) Austin, Jeff (Lisa) Heifner, Jenny (James) Cain; his grandchildren, Ella, Jax, Michael, Amber, Krista, Heather, Jamie, Ashley, Ashley, Austin, and Preston; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Services will be 11:00 am Saturday at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview, Indiana.

All who wish to honor and remember Blackie in person at the visitation or funeral is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42303. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Sorrells. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert “Blackie” Sorrells and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.

Services

Visitation: November 7, 2020 9:00 am - November 7, 2020 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Service: November 7, 2020 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


https://www.haleymcginnis.com

Burial Service: November 7, 2020 1:00 pm

Grandview Cemetery
501 11th Street
Grandview, IN 47615


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  1. Sandy I am so sorry for your loss. Blackie was a friend who had a multitude of friends. He will be sadly missed by all. May our Heavenly father give you strength and peace in the coming days.

  2. Sandy I am so sorry for your loss. Blackie was a friend who had a multitude of friends, he will be sadly missed by all. May our Heavenly father give you strength and peace in the days to come.

  3. Sandy,
    My heart-felt condolences to you, to the children, to the grandchildren, and to Blackie’s friends. May your memories bring you comfort.

  4. Sandy, please know that we are keeping you and your family in our prayers at this difficult time.
    Bill and Patsy Drewery

  5. Sandy, Miranda and family, my heart is sad for you. I know what an important part of your life Blackie was. I have such good memories of him. When Kenny Butler and I were buying houses Blackie was always there to do the heating and air ( plus he and Kenny had to spend lots of time drinking coffee).We used to joke that when we bought a house Blackie would be the last person there before it was rented. He was so proud of his family and loved you all so much. Miranda was with him so many times drinking coffee. He will be missed.

  6. Blackie and I were both from Central City, Ky and we both loved motorcycles. In the 50’s Blackie delivered for Walgreens on a Harley 125 and gave me a ride once. We used to have coffee occasionally at Arby’s. The last time we saw him was a couple years ago when we were having cooling problems. We will always remember his as the friend that he was.

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