Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Verl Blackwell, 89, of Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 21, 2018, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Bernie and Mae Winters Blackwell.
Mr. Blackwell was a retired Millwright. He loved to work with wood and loved to fish and hunt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Proffitt Blackwell, who died August 28, 2010; two sons, Gary and James Blackwell; two brothers, Claude and William; and a sister, Pauline.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Lipford and Sharron Blackwell; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bobby Blackwell.
It was his wish to be cremated and no services are planned.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Blackwell family.