Buddy James Blackwell
Buddy James Blackwell
  • August 31, 1960 - December 24, 2017
  • Mesquite, Texas

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Ira James Blackwell Jr., known as “Buddy” to everyone, was born in Dallas, Texas on August 31, 1960 to James Blackwell Sr. and Donna (Jackson) Blackwell. He went to be with the Lord December 24, 2017. He is preceded in death by his father, his son Larry Shawn Blackwell and his granddaughter Katelyn Blackwell.

Left with cherished memories are his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Tina Blackwell; daughter Brandy Banda; son Bubba Blackwell; son Bobby Blackwell & wife Brooke; daughter Krystal Blackwell; grandchildren Hayleigh, David, Lexus, Jacob, Dillon, Madison, Nathan, Izzic, Larry Jr., Leah, Jaxson and numerous nieces, nephews and other family loved ones and beloved friends including his four legged companion, Oreo.

Buddy was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and he loved to watch them play. Although he enjoyed watching football, he was passionate about NASCAR. The #2 car and driver Brad Keselowski was his favorite.

He loved his family very much and enjoyed all family gatherings. Having his family together pleased Buddy very much. Buddy worked long and hard to be a good provider for his family. He enjoyed his work and was always focused on work. He was loved very much by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

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