Blackwell, Jacob T.

November 3, 1991 - September 9, 2019

Jacob (Jake) Turner Blackwell, 27, of Humble, TX, passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2019.

Jake was born in Houston, TX, on November 3, 1991. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2011 and worked numerous jobs until he found his career as a Houston Boatman. Being a Boatman was something Jake loved and took great pride in. He worked with his stepdad, uncles, and numerous cousins.

Jake was wonderfully unique and one of the kindest people you could ever meet. He never hesitated to offer a hand or give the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. Jake is described by his family as funny, selfless, thoughtful, gentle, loving, patient, and kind. Those qualities showed in everything that Jake did. He loved family game nights, the outdoors, four wheelers, exotic cars and trucks, skateboards, but his favorite hobby was fishing.  He loved being out on the water with his dad, stepdad and brothers.  Jake was a born-again Christian who loved his church and loved Jesus.  He also loved being an Uncle to his numerous nieces and nephews and they loved him dearly.

Jake is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Jerry and Jenny Lou Blackwell.  He is survived by his mother Debbie and husband Tracy Barton, as well as his father Johnny Blackwell and fiancé Shannon. In addition to his parents he is survived by Brothers Cody Blackwell and wife Erica and children Alyssa and Jaxon, Josh Blackwell and wife Angie and children Logan and Laini, Casey Blackwell and wife Jordyn and children Easton and Amelia, and Tanner Blackwell.  Grandparents Charles and Glenda McKinley, Phyllis Barton, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins as well as many extended family members and friends that Jake loved immensely.

Serving as Pall Bearers are Jake’s brothers Cody Blackwell, Josh Blackwell, Casey Blackwell, Tanner Blackwell, Cousins Travis Jordan, Ben Jordan, Steve Liollio and nephew Logan Ackerman.  Serving as Honorary Pall Bearers are Dillon Bounds and cousins Glen Barton, Kade Barton, Kyle Barton and Jake Barton.

Flowers may be delivered to Darst Funeral Home (796 Russell Palmer Rd., Kingwood, TX 77339), however, in Lieu of flowers please consider a love offering to Bible Baptist Church where Jake attended.


Visitation and Memorial will be at 10:00 am and 11:00 am respectively

Bible Baptist Church

2105 Wilson Rd.

Humble, Texas 77396


Burial immediately following Memorial service at

Brookside Cemetery

13747 Eastex Freeway

Houston, Texas 77039

Service Information

A visitation will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00am at Bible Baptist Church, 2105 Wilson Rd. Humble, TX 77396.

A graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, TX. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:00pm.

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18 replies on “Blackwell, Jacob T.”

Kim & Dennis Kaufmann says:

Please know how deeply sorry we are to learn of this tragic death of such a fantastic young man. He and I bonded over sausage making, and prepping for interviews, and he helped us move. I still remember when we finished up the attic and gave him his money… he said “hey if you are getting rid of those roller blades, I tried them and they are my size… I’ll take them off your hands…” we gave them to him happily and I think he liked those more than the money. He was a joy and pleasure to know. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and on our minds as you release this amazing young man back to the creator.

Diana and Rosa family says:

My mother and I babysat him. He was full of energy and most important he was my baby. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom without him racing behind me in his walker. We are so happy to have seen him all grown and be the man we knew he would be. Love from the Rosa family. ♡

Sidra Petty says:

My heart is breaking for my dear friends over the loss of such a kind young selfless soul. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you the strength and comfort to get through the loss of our sweet Jake. I love you all.

Melisa Walls LaDue says:

Jacob sounded like an incredible young man and I know his family will greatly miss him. I pray for his parents and family in the days ahead. So very sorry for your loss.

Lisa Aucoin-Miller says:

Debbie and family, My love and prayers are with you always. I remember when Jake was born, what a special gift. Love you!

Pam Owen-Caldwell says:

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I will pray that God will grant you strength. My heartfelt condolences.

Gene & Barbara (Long) Thomas says:

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are w/each of you.

James Walliser says:

Jacob, I will miss you and I always enjoyed working with you

Nelda Juare4z says:


I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. I will be including you in my prayers and may you take comfort in the memories of the times you shared together.

Lillian D Akers says:

May God wrap his loving arms around these families.

Karen Jones-Potter says:

Many prayers for you and your family.

Caitlin Ransom says:

My condolences for your family with such a painful loss. He was a wonderful man.

Bill Williams says:

Today is a sad day for the ILA, WE lost a good one, my thoughts and prayers go out the Family

Emily McAndrews says:


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you are going through during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am always here for you even if you just want to talk. You will continue to be in my prayers always. Prying for comfort and peace.

Love, your Scentsy lady

Norm , Lora & Braydon Fisher says:

We are so sorry for your lose and our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Steve Bennett says:

Jake. Always a smile and easy going attitude. You were a true boatman and always took care of the work and your fellow workers. When I gave you your boat operator test, you nailed it and I pegged you Mr.Smooth. Our loss here is Heavens gain. You will truly be missed. Rest in peace brother.

James and Debbie awadlington says:

We are both sadden to hear about your loss. May God Comfort you in your time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family

Chy and Chris King says:

Johnny, I am heartbroken to hear the loss of your son, Jacob. You and your family are in my prayers. We can’t totally understand how you feel, but God does and will keep you in his comfort. God is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19

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