Henry Blackwood

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mr. Henry Sullivan Blackwood Sr., 72, of Trumann died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born on Island 35 in Reverie, Tenn., had lived in Trumann since 1979 and was formerly of California.

Mr. Blackwood was an Assembly Line worker for Hytrol Conveyor Company and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Blackwood, and his parents, Vanas Howard and Geniva Owens Blackwood.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Blackwood of the home; two sons, Hank (Star) Blackwood Jr. of Marion, Ark., and Tony (Kim) Blackwood of Trumann; two daughters, Terry (Ricky) Whitaker and Ginny (John) McClaughlin, both of Trumann; two brothers, Harold Blackwood of Tyronza, Ark., and Vanas Blackwood of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Doris Todd of Wynne, Ark.; 22 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann with Rev. Austin Missey officiating. Burial followed in Holly Springs Cemetery near Harrisburg, Ark.

Active pallbearers were Keith Vaughn, Jimmy Creecy Jr., Tony Blackwood Jr., Billy Poe, Adam York and Michael Loggins. Honorary pallbearers were Benton Whitman and Jack Taylor.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.

The online guest book is at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.