Obituary: David Blackwell - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Obituary: David Blackwell

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David L. Blackwell, 66, of Great Falls passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 due to natural causes.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 12-4 pm at DB Coopers, 1400 10th Ave N.

David was born on August 15, 1951 in Pensacola, FL to Marie Douglas. He graduated from Willingham High School in Macon, GA.

David excelled on the gymnastics team and as the catcher of the baseball team. He went on to join the Air Force and was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Montana.

David loved Great Falls so much, he decided to stay after getting discharged. Once he got out he owned a Phillips 66 Station on 57th and 2nd Ave N; that is when he decided to start Snakes Towing Service.

David then caught the entrepreneurial bug and stated flipping houses, before it was in style. He and his longtime friend and business partner, Bob Erickson got their Real Estate License in 1976.

From there they were off to the races of buying and selling houses as well as acquiring rentals.

David and Lynne Willis wed in February of 1974 in Bitburg, Germany; they had two sons, Adam and Tyler. The two later divorced in 1990.

David was a fantastic businessman, he owned and operated many businesses in Great Falls, including his most recent, D.B. Coopers, formerly known as Spoons One Way.

He met his sweetheart of 26 years, Pam and her son Mathew in 1991. They decided it was time to tie the knot in 2011.

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.

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