David Blackwell Obituary

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In Memory of

David Alan Blackwell

January 29, 1948 - March 19, 2014
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David Alan Blackwell – 66, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. David was an independent spirit and heroic cancer fighter. David was born in Sheffield, Alabama on January 29, 1948. He was the last of four children of Maurice Blackwell and Sara Herrin Blackwell. David left many special memories as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend. David is survived by his wife Mary, of 44 years and son Alan Blackwell (Cindy), grandsons, Jacob and Kyle, and daughter Sara Blackwell McNally (Dan) and grandson Joseph. In addition he is survived by his brothers, John (Elba Lue), and Russell (Judy), and...
David Alan Blackwell – 66, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
David was an independent spirit and heroic cancer fighter. David was born in Sheffield, Alabama on January 29, 1948. He was the last of four children of Maurice Blackwell and Sara Herrin Blackwell.
David left many special memories as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and loyal friend. David is survived by his wife Mary, of 44 years and son Alan Blackwell (Cindy), grandsons, Jacob and Kyle, and daughter Sara Blackwell McNally (Dan) and grandson Joseph. In addition he is survived by his brothers, John (Elba Lue), and Russell (Judy), and one sister Cindy Farris (Randy).
David graduated from Sheffield High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in May, 1967. He was honorably discharged after serving for 4 years including a tour in Vietnam. He then attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a business degree. He retired from his career with TVA after 33 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military rites being conducted. Pallbearers will include David's nephews with nieces serving as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Harrison United Methodist Church, 5621 Highway 58, Harrison, TN 37341, The 's , 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, or the charity of your choice.
Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com
Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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