He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd “Dago” Blackwell; and nephew, Andrew “Andy” Foster.
Survivors include his wife, DeAnna Taylor Blackwell; mother, Dorothy Thomason Blackwell; daughter, Jennifer Stewart and husband, Scott; grandson, Hunter Stewart; brothers: Jerry Blackwell and wife, JoAnn, and Roy Blackwell and wife, Ruth; sisters: Barbara Randolph and Brenda Foster and husband, Robert, all of Benton; father and mother-in-law, Harold and Glenda Taylor of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Jason Taylor of Cleveland; special friends: Harley Quinn and Floyd Blackwell, both of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today, July 30, 2013, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Lee Ingram officiating.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old Ocoee Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Blackwell family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.