Marlin Blackwell

Hamilton County

Marlin Eugene Blackwell, 73, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, from a local hospital.He was a Baptist.Marlin was a Brick Mason and an avid outdoorsman; he loved Nascar and the Dirt Track Racing.He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Grady Blackwell and Hazel Schmitt Blackwell; son, Eddie Ridge; brother, J. C. Blackwell.He is survived by his wife, Gloria Blackwell; two sons, Marlin Blackwell Jr. and Michael Dewayne Blackwell; one daughter, Pam Ridge; one sister, Mickey Chattin; six grandchildren, Sybil Holmes, Jason Blackwell, Halley Blackwell, Randy Ridge, Amy Ridge and Elizabeth Gillespie; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec, 12, 2012, in the Highway 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating.Burial will be "Private".The family will receive friends on Wednesday from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home or visit the online guestbook @

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