Earl Clayton Blackwell, 82, passed away on September 25, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.
Earl was born on October 23, 1934 to the late Luke and Gertha Blackwell.
Earl is survived by Marie Martin, long time companion; sons Ned Blackwell (Pam), William Earl Blackwell, and Ronnie Martin; daughters Dawn Russell and Rita Poke(David) ; sister Dale Blackwell Coons; 13 grandchildren 23 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; and 2 furbabies Qpid and Jazz.
Earl was an animal lover and huge Hank Williams fan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sloan Lake Community Church.