Mr. Billy Bob Blackwood, age 80, a resident of De Queen, Arkansas, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at his home.
He was born November 7, 1936, in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He served in the De Queen School System for 55 years and as Superintendent for 30 years. He was also a member of the De Queen Lions Club and First United Methodist Church in De Queen and served on numerous boards. He was recognized as a pillar of the community and affected numerous lives throughout his many years of dedicated service.
Mr. Blackwood was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Clarence and Myrtle Lee Stueart Blackwood and his wife, Betty Smith Blackwood.
He is survived by one daughter, Julie Lowrey; one son, Bryan Blackwood and two grandsons, Blake Lowrey and Alec Lowrey all of De Queen.
Funeral services for Mr. Blackwood will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in De Queen with Rev. Mark Cloninger officiating. Burial will follow in Redmen Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, June 16th at the First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Chalice Cupboard, P.O. Box 488, De Queen, Arkansas, 71832.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com