Blackwell will be buried with full military honors.
Tucker resident Sam Hoyte Blackwell will be remembered by family and friends at a funeral service this Saturday, Jan. 19 at Floral Hills. Blackwell, who was 92, died on Jan. 8 after a brief illness, according to the Ledger-Examiner of Columbus, Ga. where he grew up. A graduate of Georgia Tech, Blackwell served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. Visitation will be at Floral Hills in Tucker beginning at 9 a.m. with the funeral starting at 10:30 am. Interment with full military honors will be at Parkhill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Road in Columbus at 2:30 pm.