John L. Blackwell

John L. Blackwell


John-L-Blackwell-7-23-16John L. Blackwell

July 23, 2016

Date of Service: July 30, 2016

Inurnment Location: Christus Garden


John Love “J.L.” Blackwell, 81, Elizabethton, passed away at Hillview Health Care on Thursday, July 23, 2016. He was a native of Carter County, a son of the late Henry and Destie Johnson Blackwell. He was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Judy Blackwell; Sisters: Goldie Blackwell Pierce, Virginia Potter & Opie Osborne; Brothers: Coeburn Blackwell, Claude Blackwell, Elmer Blackwell and C.J. Blackwell. John worked as a millwright, his hobby was working on yard equipment. John was a US Air Force veteran, and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Big Springs Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years Thelma Murray Blackwell; three children: Dale Morton & wife Kim, Kingsport, Ed Blackwell and wife Becky, Johnson City, Ted Blackwell of the home. Two Grandchildren: Summer Morton and Brandi Blackwell, one Great Grandchild Kellsie Hicks. Two Sisters: Ruby Blackwell Caraway, Elizabethton and Edith Blackwell Duckworth, Oak Ridge. Several Nieces and Nephews.
The service for Mr. Blackwell will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in the Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Glen Layfield officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Music will be by the Johnson Family. Military Honors will be by the Carter County Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Nephews and Friends. The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Judy Little for her loving care for always being there for the family, Doctors and Staff of the VA Hospital in Johnson City. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Big Springs Church of Christ. There will be a private family interment at a later date.
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