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Leonard Blackwell

April 24, 1916 — May 20, 2003

Mr. Leonard Blackwell, age 87 of Lewisburg, died Tuesday morning, May 20, 2003 in Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Blackwell was born in Giles County in 1916 to John and Mazie Darnell Blackwell. He was a retired truck driver, current owner of Blackwell Sales & Tires in Shelbyville, and a member of the Baptist church. He was preceded in death by two wives: Robbie Mai Cozart Blackwell in 1962 and Rebecca Brown Blackwell in 1991.

He is survived by 10 children: Leslie L. Blackwell of Franklin; Charles Blackwell of Shelbyville; Pauline Hulshof, Virginia Allen, Sadie Hobbs, Carol Smith, Patricia Malave, Julene Reese, Dennis Blackwell, and Debbie Stephens all of Lewisburg; 32 grandchildren: Kathy Lynch, Donnie Hulshof, Robbie McNeese, Laura Malone, Monty Sanders, Kevin Sanders, Tina Wooten, Mark Sanders, Danny Blackwell, Mike Blackwell, Lois Vaughn, Shane Hobbs, Dianne Clanton, Cheryl Brooks, Tammy Nicholson, Stephen Smith, Tracy Malave, Melissa Malave, Dana Malave, Lisa Stacey, Sheila Vernon, Shane Reese, Joshua Reese, Jennifer Fancher, Steven Blackwell, Allan Blackwell, Elisha Duncan, Anthony Blackwell, Jeromy Blackwell, Christopher Blackwell, Kim Fowler, and Jason Linley; 54 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The family will be at Bills McGaugh Funeral Home after 11:00 AM Thursday and until the funeral hour Friday for visitation.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home by Pastor Kevin Riggs of the Franklin Community Church Franklin, TN and Scott Vernon, grandson-in-law Lewisburg, TN. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.
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