Jake Glenn Blackwell

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jake Glenn Blackwell died suddenly on Saturday, April 21 at his residence in the Smith Grove community.

He was born Dec. 30, 192, in Davie County, son of the late Len and Mary Bet Lyons Blackwell. He attended Davie County Schools, and was a truck driver for Taylor Brothers Tobacco Co. for 32 years. He also worked at Gravely Tractor Co. for 20 years as a machine operator.  He was added to Redland Church of Christ. On March 16, 1948,  he was united in marriage to Margaret Neely. This union was blessed with six children. He loved to garden, farm, and cut wood.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret N. Blackwell; a daughter, Christine Blackwell; 2 brothers, Phillip Blackwell and Oscar Blackwell; 2 sisters, Ruby Frost and Magalene Frost; and a granddaughter, Lana Jean Collins.

Survivors: a son, Kenneth Glenn (Nedra) Blackwell; 4 daughters, Sammie Mae Clement, Willie (Donald) Simmons, Stella Blackwell, and Alice (Marcus) Green; 2 brothers, Wilbur Blackwell and David (Libby) Blackwell; 2 sisters, Della Clement and Norma Blackwell; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; a special friend of the family, Annetta (David) Dalton; special cousins, William (Bill) Brock, and Ruth Harper; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Redland Church of Christ. Brother Larry Glenn will officiate andMarcus Green will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

Condolences: www.GrahamFuneralHome.net.