John Thomas Blackwell

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

John Thomas "J. T." Blackwell, 73, of Belfast, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, at his residence.

A native of Marshall County, Mr. Blackwell was the son of the late Clarence Blackwell and Oma Rogers Blackwell.

He was self-employed and enjoyed doing small engine repair.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jason Linley, and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Kathlene "Kitty" Blackwell of Belfast; five sons, Tony (Dawn) Blackwell, Ken Blackwell, Ritchie Blackwell, Linton Blackwell, and Chris Blackwell; one daughter, Shelia Linley; three sisters, Patricia (Billy) Callahan, Mildred Foster, and Annie Lou Darnell; one brother, Harold Blackwell; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Blackwell were held Monday, April 28, from the Chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Mike Giles officiating. Burial followed in Short Cemetery.

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Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.