With tears in our eyes and thanking God for the 34 years we had with you, we are beginning to accept you have gone to be with your grandfathers, grandmother, aunt, uncles and many more family members to a heavenly home where you are in the presence of God.
Timothy Robert Blackwell, our beloved son, was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 29, 1986 to Robert and Debra Earnest Blackwell. He was a beautiful baby and loved to chat from the moment he could talk. Tim passed away unexpectantly at his home on the evening of July 14.
Tim had so many friends, and he was such a good judge of character. His friends always watched out for him, and he always watched out for them. From elementary on, his friends were the most decent young people who grew up into wonderful adults. Many of his current friends are from elementary through college, and he always made new friends in anything he participated in whether it was sports or jobs.
Tim loved to play video games, everything from Nintendo at grandma's house up to complex role-playing games as an adult. When we'd ask what do you want to be when you grow up, he'd tell us Video Game Designer. If it involved computers, he was in. This led to his successful career in IT and gaming continued to be a favorite hobby throughout his life.
Tim had many outdoor hobbies too. He loved biking and had biked all around the Trinity Trails, and was part of various biking groups in the Fort Worth area. Growing up on the lake, he spent many sunny afternoons on Lake Texoma swimming, and he was the only one in the family who could master the wakeboard. Tim played baseball and soccer for both Pottsboro and Denison leagues. He had the best coaches, teammates, and the parents of his teammates are still our friends. Tim loved his time at the gym and looked forward to working out with his friends. Tim loved to travel and had been everywhere from Big Bend National Park to Sweden. He enjoyed road trips and loved any excuse to throw a friend in the car to go home to Texoma or drive all the way up to see extended family in Illinois. He jumped at the chance to join his sister's bowling league and had quickly become a team favorite. There were many hours of guy time spent with his dad in the shop working on his car, working on outdoor projects whether at his parent's house or his own home, and he always came home for any holiday or special occasion. You will be so missed.
Tim attended Bavarian International School in Hallbergmoos, Germany for Pre-K, Mayes Elementary for Kindergarten – 4th grade and transferred to Pottsboro where he graduated in 2005. He attended Grayson College for one year and then transferred to University of Texas in Arlington where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. Tim worked at Starbucks in Sherman and Arlington. He also worked at Best Buy, and then began his IT career at PDX Inc., Pier One Imports Corporate and at his current job at Whitley Penn, all in Ft. Worth. He last worked on July 14th. Tim had the entrepreneur spirit and opened and designed a successful on-line business Zen Alchemy Labs which he worked on in his spare time.
Tim is survived by his parents of Pottsboro, his sister Kristina, his grandmother, Genevieve Blackwell of Pekin, IL, aunts and uncles, Jeff and Dar Blackwell, Pekin, IL; Diane Earnest, of Troy, Illinois; Donna and Wayne Simmons and Dorothy Thompson and partner Roger, all of East Peoria, IL, many cousins Jennifer and Dennis Konopka, Rachele and Dave Marvin, Nicole and Chad Kellem, Stacy Edwards, Brian Simmons and Stephanie, Hugh and Becca Soward, Katie Vinson, Brandon Earnest, Alexandra and Blaine Chance, Donny Blackwell and many more second cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Raymond and Esther Earnest, Donald Blackwell, and two uncles Merlyn and Michael Earnest.
Family and friends will gather to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23rd at Fisher Funeral Home, 604 W. Main, Denison, TX. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 24th at Lakeway United Methodist Church at 1501 North State Highway 289, Pottsboro, TX with Pastor Frank Alegria officiating.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or Lakeway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 240, Pottsboro, TX 75076.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.
Posted online on July 20, 2021