He died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Leland-Stoneville Cemetery.
Mr. Blackstock was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Yazoo County to Artis and Lavell Blackstock. He grew up in Durant, where he attended school. He moved to Greenville in 1968 and was employed with Spear Jackson Saw Factory as a supervisor. He also was a self-employed small engine mechanic. He was a veteran of Mississippi National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Artis and Lavell Blackstock; his wife of 42 years, Caroline Blackstock in 2004; two sons, Anthony Blackstock and Emmanuel Blackstock; three brothers, Billy Blackstock, James Blackstock and Fred Blackstock.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy Blackstock and his wife Missi of Greenville and Jeffrey Blackstock & his wife Tracy of Cleveland; two brothers, Jack Blackstock and his wife Faye of Vicksburg and Phillip Blackstock and his wife Kathy of Kempner, Texas; two sisters, Ann Eldridge of Durant and Elaine Johnson of Lexington; five grandchildren, Allison Blackstock, Ethan Blackstock, Emily Blackstock, Rebecca Blackstock and Christopher Slagell.