Born 9-7-1914 -- Died 12- 10-2003
William E. Blackshear, 89, of Batesville died Dec. 10, 2003, at WRMC in Batesville. Born Sept. 7, 1914, in Texas, he was the son of Samuel William and Minerva Dewitt Blackshear. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a member of Southside Church of Christ.
Survivors are three sons -- Billy Blackshear of Batesville, Charles Blackshear of Athens, Texas, and Lonnie Blackshear of Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Debbie Ramirez of Rockford; a brother; four sisters; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ora Blackshear; a daughter; and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral was Dec. 13 at Southside Church of Christ with Bob Harris officiating. Burial followed in Egner Cemetery at Salado with arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.