It is with regret we announce the passing of Everett Edward Blackwood, age 83, of Gurley, AL. Everett was born on October 15, 1938, in Marshall County, AL, and passed away on March 2, 2022, at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville, TN.
Everett, known as “E” or “Pawpaw,” was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hunt, and go camping. E proudly served his country in both the US Army and Air Force. He worked as an Aerospace Engineer with Madison Research Group and was a member of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Blackwood married Carolyn Gilliland Blackwood on June 2, 1961, and together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
In addition to Carolyn, survivors include their son, Tim Blackwood and wife Shannon of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Katie, Carson, and Emma Blackwood; and his siblings, Marcena Wilkerson, Orman Blackwood, Barney Blackwood, Leland Blackwood and Elaine Atchley. In addition to his parents, Mr. Blackwood was preceded in death by his siblings, Irene Jordan and Verlon Blackwood.
A life celebration will be held from 1 PM until 3 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home. Please join the family for a time of fellowship, light refreshments, and share great memories of Everett’s life.
The family wishes to acknowledge Bailey Manor for their love and care shown to Pawpaw. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Everett Blackwood.