No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Blackwell was born in Homer, LA, the son of the late Wesley Carliss and Ouida Lynch Blackwell.
He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed cabinet maker, who loved woodworking and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Dale was also preceded in death by one sister, Faye Yvonne Hughes.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wilma Colwell Blackwell of Manchester; two sons, Christopher Dale Blackwell of Manchester and Troy Ryan (Stephannie) Blackwell of Tazewell, TN; two brothers, Barry Blackwell of Tullahoma and Joe Lynch Blackwell of Lake Wylie, NC; and two grandchildren, Noah Kaobie Blackwell and Allie Marie Blackwell.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.