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Celebration of life will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at W.E. Lusain Funeral Home: 2060 Germantown St. Dayton OH. Visitation begins at 12pm followed by a 1pm service.

Robert Michael Blackstone was born September 19, 1971, to Wanda Blackstone & Robert Goodson. He was later in the care of his grandmother Aredia Goodson known to everyone as Nanny. Robert loved cars & art like no other he began doing paintings & art pieces with broken mirrors, shattered glass, and shoes in 1992. These projects were displayed at the Dayton Art Institute, where some were sold. A few years later, he started building " Crystal City," which has grown tremendously over the past three decades. Crystal City is on display in downtown Dayton at the corner of Second and Ludlow. Robert, also known as Bobby, Big Bobby, and Paw Paw, was a family man, and his Four children & two grandchildren were his worlds. He sacrificed life-changing opportunities that were too far in distance from them. He had a big heart and was always there to lend a hand to someone in need, as he was a jack of many trades. As many would say, Robert was a selfless, humble man who impacted many people here. he would convey, "Its God's Work." Nevertheless was a man who brought his imagination to reality, inspiring others.

His parents, grandmother Aredia, and Uncle Clyde preceded Robert in death. He is survived by his children Robert Brookshire-Blackstone Quincy Brookshire-Blackstone, Robin Blackstone, & Shataria Blackstone. Children in Love; Khrystona Turner and Jasmine

(Marcus)Crowder. Children Mothers; Hope Brookshire & Vanessa Herron. His Grandkids Shane Billingsley & Baylei Mann, Sisters Kristal Richardson, Larisha (Mark) Watkins & LaCrhisha Smith, Charla Blackmon, and Mattea Goodson, Brothers Juan Leanard, Pastor Lamont (Leila) Smith Sr, RaSean Smith, Jonothon Blackstone, Zachery(Brandy). Reeves, Michael, and Ian Goodson. Aunts and Uncles Richard (Deborah) Goodson, Victoria(Billy) Summerlin, Gwendolyn Blackstone, Jackie(Tobby) Allen, Gena Watson, and Tiny Summerlin. Nieces & Nephews Brittney Jones, Trey (Ashante) Jones, Christopher (Chris) Jones, Brianna Watkins, LeiAsya, LeiAira, LeiAyla, Lamont l Jr, Lamere Smith, Aarastin Lynn, and Julius Spradling. A Host of other Family and friends.

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