David H. Blackwell

Published 3:21 pm Thursday, July 8, 2021

David H. Blackwell, 81, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. David was born in Carter County to the late Coburn Jack Blackwell and Pauline Blackwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Billie Troutman.
David was the owner and operator of Elizabethton Glass Company and was a member of High Point Baptist Church. He was an antique car enthusiast and loved being at work. David loved helping others and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Cole.
Those left to cherish David’s memory include his wife, Wilma Street Blackwell, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Tabitha Blackwell of Elizabethton; one grandson, Cole “Horse” Blackwell of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Jack Blackwell and wife Patsy and Bobby Blackwell and wife Brenda, all of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of David H. Blackwell was conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Greg Key, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service were asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to go in procession. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Blackwell family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.