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Obituary: Billy Bob Blackwood; De Queen

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Billy Bob Blackwood, 80, of De Queen, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

He was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Murfreesboro, the son of the late Robert Clarence and Myrtle Lee Stueart Blackwood.

He served in the De Queen School System for 55 years and was superintendent for 30. He came out of retirement to serve as interim superintendent at Mineral Springs in 2012 and 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in De Queen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Smith Blackwood.

Survivors include: a daughter, Julie Lowrey; a son, Bryan Blackwood; and grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in De Queen with Rev. Mark Cloninger officiating. Burial followed in Redmen Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in De Queen.

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