Robert E. Blackwell Jr. , Gulfport
...Robert E. Blackwell JrFuneral : 11 a.m. today at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel in GulfportGULFPORT - Robert E. Blackwell Jr. , 83 , died Tuesday , March 20 , in GulfportMr. Blackwell
was born in Smith County
and was a resident of the Coast for 51 years.He retired as an assistant troop commander from the Gulfport District of the Mississippi Highway Patrol after over 27 years of service
.He was a charter member of Gulf Gardens Baptist_Church in Gulfport and was a member of Blue Lodge Mason and a Shriner
was preceded in death by his
parents , Robert Esthus Blackwell
and Lula Margaret Hough Blackwell.
Survivors include his
wife , Emma Blackwell of Gulfport ; two daughters , Elsa Booher of Gulfport and Beverly Brown of Laurel ; two sons , Don Blackwell of Florence and Charlie Blackwell of Perkinston ; a sister , Katherine Blackwell of Smith County
; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home Chapel
in Gulfport with burial in Evergreen Gardens in Gulfport.