Mr. Hershel Blackwell Jr., age 81 of the Yell Community, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at NHC- Oakwood.
A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Maggie Dunnivant Blackwell and Hershel Blackwell Sr. He was a retired employee of International Comfort Products in Lewisburg and was a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, a brother Edward Blackwell preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter Melissa Ring of Lewisburg, one son Kenneth Blackwell of Lewisburg, three sisters, Vergie Parks, Coreen Collins and Mazie Taylor all of Lewisburg, two grandchildren Laura Blackwell and Jason Ring and one great grandchild Leina Elizabeth Ring. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Blackwell will be conducted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home with Thomas B. Sumners officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation with the family will begin on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 beginning at 12:00 PM until the funeral hour.