January 12, 2020
70 year old Harold Gene Blackwell of Sparta passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the New Hope The Baptist Church in White County. He served his country in the United States Army and was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran.
Visitation with the family will be Monday, January 13, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Garry McBride will officiate and burial will follow in the Plainview Cemetery in White County with military honors.
Mr. Blackwell was preceded in death by his parents, William Carson and Jessie Estelle Griffin Blackwell; a son, Scottie Gene Blackwell; a brother, Billy Blackwell; and three sisters, Eva Nell Graham, Jeanette Blackwell, and Joann Blackwell. Survivors include one son, Russell Blackwell of Smithville; two brothers, Wayman and Linda Blackwell of McMinnville and Jerry and Charlene Blackwell of Nashville; four sisters, Janice and Willie Miller of Sparta, Inetta and Ron Taylor of Smithville, Wanda Troglen of Sparta, and Brenda and Scott Fullerton of Lebanon; grandchildren, Kerra Blackwell, Scottie Blackwell, Jordan Blackwell, and Emily Matthews. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.