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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Johnny Walter Blackwell

October 25, 1930September 9, 2019

Johnny Walter Blackwell, 88, of Black Creek Community died Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born October 25, 1930 to Benson & Audrey Blackwell in Tabor Community of Etowah County. He married Faye Whatley Blackwell on October 8, 1965 at Black Creek Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was an electrician and motor inspector at The Steel Plant of Gadsden for 38 years. He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and a 50+ year Mason of The Masonic Lodge. But his greatest accomplishment was being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Johnny was preceeded in death by his parents, Benson and Audrey Blackwell; Sister, Joyce (Clifford) Reagan; Brother-In-Law, Roy Brown. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Faye Blackwell; Children, Craig (Vivian) Blackwell, John (Kristi) Blackwell, Mark (Candi) Blackwell and Pam (Ty) Jackson. Grandchildren, Craig and Cody Blackwell; Victoria (Carlos) Majano, Casey and Makenzi Blackwell; Serah, Andrew and John-Mark Blackwell, Sky Simpson; Brett, Brady and Bradley Jackson; sisters, Elaine Brown and Glenda (Harold) Bobo and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Craig Blackwell, Cody Blackwell, Casey Blackwell, Brett Jackson, Brady Jackson, Andrew Blackwell, Bradley Jackson, John-Mark Blackwell and Sky Simpson. Visitation will be from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Black Creek Baptist Church. Celebration of Life will be held Thursday at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Graveside immediately following service at Black Creek Cemetery. Family would like to extend a special “Thanks” to Dr. Carpenter, Melissa Leek, Coni Maltbi, Shannon Green and the entire SICU staff; 7th Floor Nursing Care and Respiratory Therapy at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Faye Blackwell, Wife of 54 years
  • Craig (Vivian) Blackwell, Son
  • John (Kristi) Blackwell, Son
  • Mark (Candi) Blackwell, Son
  • Pam (Ty) Jackson, Daughter
  • Craig Blackwell, Grandchild
  • Cody Blackwell, Grandchild
  • Victoria (Carlos) Majano, Grandchild
  • Casey Blackwell, Grandchild
  • Makenzi Blackwell, Grandchild
  • Serah Backwell, Grandchild
  • Andrew Blackwell, Grandchild
  • John-Mark Blackwell, Grandchild
  • Sky Simpson, Grandchild
  • Brett Jackson, Grandchild
  • Brady Jackson, Grandchild
  • Bradley Jackson, Grandchild
  • Elaine Brown, Sister
  • Glenda (Harold) Bobo, Sister
  • A host of nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Craig Blackwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Blackwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Casey Blackwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Brett Jackson, Active Pallbearer
  • Brady Jackson, Active Pallbearer
  • Andrew Blackwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Bradley Jackson, Active Pallbearer
  • John-Mark Blackwell, Active Pallbearer
  • Ski Simpson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

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Katie and curtis Samples

September 13, 2019

I met johnny and Faye in 1970 after Curtiss and I got married. I immediately fell in love with them. They have always welcomed me as an outsider and loved me as a Christian. Now when we go back and visit they have never forgot us. Always there with a hug and and saying I miss you. See you later Johnny

JIMMY DIXON

September 12, 2019

MR. BLACKWELL, YOU WILL BE MISSED, WE LOOKED FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE ESTATE SALES. I KNOW YOU ARE A GOOD MAN AND YOU ARE WITH THE LORD AT THIS TIME. JUST A NOTE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU WERE LOVED BY MY FAMILY JIMMY AND MARY DIXON

Jana Abney

September 12, 2019

My sweet Blackwell Family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a wonderful man. I can't remember a time that I saw him that he didn't give me the biggest hug and kiss . Michael and I are praying for you all.

George Terrell

September 12, 2019

Although I didn’t know him I taught his son at Gadsden State. It sounds like he was an amazing man who had a long and full life. My condolences to all his family. May he Rest In Peace and RISE in GLORY

Valerie Tarvin-Wininger

September 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

David & Wendy Moon

September 11, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Mr Blackwells passing. David worked with him at the steel plant and I've enjoyed most all of you as mail customers and neighbors. He was an upstanding gentleman and will be missed in our community. We are praying for peace and comfort for y'all as only God can provide. You can have the peace of knowing all God's children will be reunited someday. I bet he's sitting on a hay bale at God's feet with a smile on his face. He always greeted me with that great smile. If any of you need anything don't hesitate to ask.

In Christian love, David, Wendy, and Hannah Moon

David & Wendy Moon

September 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Mr Blackwells passing. David worked with him at the steel plant and I've enjoyed y'all as mail customers and good neighbors. He was an upstanding gentleman and will be missed by our community. May God bring peace and comfort to all your family as I know you are hurting. I bet Johnny, however, is sitting on a hay bale at God's feet with a big smile on his face. May you take comfort that all God's children will be reunited someday.

Janet Fox Formby

September 11, 2019

May the Lord comfort you all and flood happy memories of this amazing man to each of you. Praying and thinking of you all.

Carole Edwards

September 10, 2019

To the Blackwell Family,
My condolences to all of you. You are in my prayers.

JoAnn Smith

September 10, 2019

I taught school for almost 30 years. I had the pleasure of teaching 2 of his children, Mark and Pamela. I didn't have to know Johnny that well to know that their children were Christians. They were well behaved and delightful students. I did, however, know Faye. She was a special lady in every way. A great family. Sending love and prayers for the family.
JoAnn Smith

FROM THE FAMILY