Gerald Roger Blackwell

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2016

Funeral services for Gerald Roger Blackwell will
be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11 a.m. at Cooper Baptist Church, 853 Cooper Church Rd., Leesville, LA 71446 with Rev. Edgar Evans, Rev. Wayne Chance, and Rev. Greg Blackwell officiating. Burial will follow in Cooper Cemetery under the direction
of Jeanes’s Funeral Service.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 4:00 – 9:00 PM at Cooper Baptist Church.
Gerald Roger Blackwell was born on July 18, 1932, to Artie and Mary Blackwell in Hutton.
He passed away on April 26, 2016, at the age of 83, in Leesville.
Mr. Blackwell was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He was the former owner of Blackwell’s Texaco/ Mobile Gas Station
and a retired civil service worker at Ft. Polk.
He was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at Cooper Baptist Church where he
also served as a deacon for 48 years. Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Gideons International

of Leesville and was faithful to visit nursing homes, hospitals, and minister to families at
funerals. He loved to farm and enjoyed raising his cows. He will be greatly missed by his
friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Artie and Mary Blackwell, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Irma Ruth Blackwell of Leesville.
Sons: Arnold Blackwell of Leesville, Roger and
Anita Blackwell of Pickering, David
and Sandy Blackwell of Anacoco, Roy Blackwell of Pickering, Rodney and Tammy
Blackwell of Leesvilleand Robert and Brandie Blackwell of Pickering.
Grandchildren: Randy and Amanda,
Daniel, Randel, Kaylee and Alex, Grant, Nathan, Hannah,
and Emily
Great-Grandchildren: Cameron, Zane, Kealeigh, and Cheyenne
Sisters-in-law: Kitty Faye Blackwell of Anacoco, and Andrea Blackwell of Houston,
Host of nieces and nephews.
Family requests donations be made to Gideons International or Cooper Baptist Church of
Words of comfort may be extended to the family at