Barrett Eugene Blackwell
- Published: February 1, 2018
Mr. Blackwell was a very devoted father and loving husband. He always put his wife and children first and sought to provide nothing but the best for them. He was a long-time resident of Georgia, originally hailing from Yellow Springs, Ohio. In his early years he was a star athlete in track and field, swimming and weightlifting. He was also a wonderful, loving son. Mr. Blackwell attended Bowling Green State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He obtained his Master’s of Science degree in counseling from Wright State University. Mr. Blackwell had a long, varied and successful career before retiring in 2014. Mr. Blackwell was a lifelong entrepreneur and family man. He was highly intelligent and a thoughtful, introspective, deep thinker from his youth.
Mr. Blackwell is survived by his wife, Hazel (Sacares); sons Foluke, Hashim and Barrett Isidro; and daughter Abigail. He is survived by his mother, Anna Clara (Oliver Hagans) Gee Blackwell-Hagans, of Springfield, Ohio; brother Harold B. (Cindy) Blackwell Jr., of South Pasadena, Calif.; sisters Nisa D. Blackwell-Turner and Valerie A. (Buck Truitt) Blackwell-Truitt, of Yellow Springs; and Cynthia L. Blackwell of Framingham, Mass. Mr. Blackwell is also survived by his nephews, Elliott Blackwell, Steven Blackwell, Adam J. Truitt, A. Justin Truitt, and Kyle M. Truitt, along with a host of cousins, aunts and uncles.
The memorial service for Barrett Eugene Blackwell will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 5755 Mallory Rd., College Park, GA 30349. Mr. Blackwell will be cremated.