Donald Lee Blackwell

March 22, 1932April 10, 2021

Donald Lee Blackwell, 89, of Smackover, AR died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at The Springs of El Dorado.

Born on March 22, 1932 in Smackover, AR; Don was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Blackwell. Don's career began with Chicago Bridge and Iron building oil tanks and he retired as charter member of Boilermaker's Union 69 in Little Rock. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and a good joke. A devoted family man; Don provided for his family in his youth and as an adult for his own family. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Smackover.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a son Rodney Blackwell and grandson Brandon Blackwell.

Survivors are his wife Jewell Faye Stone Blackwell; daughter Jackie Sparks; sons Roger Blackwell (Teresa) and Russell Blackwell (Elaine) ; a sister Jo Ann . Along with grandchildren Zachary Sparks, Joshua Sparks, Devin Nipper (Tommy) , Beth Blackwell, Carrie Blackwell and Delane Blackwell. Also surviving him are three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5 pm to 6 pm at Young Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will be at 10 am, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Young's Chapel with Rev. Carley Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Smackover Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730 or The Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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Jamie Blackwell

April 13, 2021

I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. I’m just now seeing this obit the morning of. I really hate I missed visitation. I have to work this morning but I promise I will be there in spirit. He was a great man and will truly be missed. Let Aunt Jewel know I love her and will be out to see her soon.

Love, Jamie blackwell