James Andrew Blackwood, age 103 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at Highland Court in Marshall, Arkansas. He was born in Searcy County, Arkansas on August 7th, 1914 to Archie Blackwood and Nora Manuel Blackwood.
Jim worked most of his life in the timber industry. He sawed logs and ran a skidder in Arkansas and Illinois. Jim never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. He accepted the Lord as his personal Savior and was baptized at an early age. He lived his life as a true Christian gentleman. His friendly demeanor and gentle spirit will be missed by friends and family alike.
Survivors include his grandson, Andy George and wife Melanie of Fort Smith, Arkansas; son-in-law, Herman George and wife Charlene, also of Fort Smith; and many other relatives and friends who will mourn his passing.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rutha Edna Prewett Blackwood who passed away in 2007; one daughter, Wilma Nora George; brothers, Ulysses, Homer, Dink and Osher Blackwood; and sisters, Okla McKinney, Beatrice Blackwood, Captola Blackwood, Pearl Rose, Emma Prewett and Maggie Kyle.
Funeral services for Jim Blackwood will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas with Evangelist Charles Rose officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 AM preceding the service. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas at 3:30 PM, following the service. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.