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Arlin "Dick" Blackwell

December 8, 1940 — August 11, 2020

Arlin Dee “Dick” Blackwell, 79, of Benton, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2020.

He was a lifelong resident of Polk County and a member of Welcome Valley Baptist Church.  Mr. Blackwell loved to garden and whittle when he was still able.  He loved flowers, collecting knives, rocks and anything outdoors.  Most of all he loved Jesus and anything that had something to do with Jesus.  He would always say “make sure you get me something with The Good Lord on it.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Nancy Blackwell and one brother, Benny Blackwell.

Survivors include his beloved family, Katie Blackwell, Mary (Charles) Elliott and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; one special Aunt Linda and his Lucy.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Moore and Pastor Joe Hatcher officiating.  Interment will follow at Old Ocoee Baptist Church Cemetery with Mike Pike, Timothy Keith, Nick Burger, C.J. Keith, Logan Ballew and Travis Blackwell serving as pallbearers.  Rick Bridges and Finley Bridges will serve as honorary pallbearers.

His family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 16, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Old Ocoee Cemetery

TN-314, Benton, TN 37307

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