Blackwell, Earnest Lee "Skipper" 57, passed away on Sunday, April, 14 2013 at Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet, IL. Earnest Lee Blackwell was born on March, 03, 1956 in Pine Bluff, AK to Willie and Clora (Jackson) Blackwell. Earnest Lee Blackwell grew up in Joliet, IL. Earnest Lee (Skipper) Blackwell graduated from Joliet Central High School in Joliet, IL in 1972. After high school he: joined the Army in the Vietnam War from 1973-1975 and served for 3 years. He received an Honorable Discharge after being a P.O.W. A visitation will be held Friday, March 19th at Minor-Morris Funeral Home, 112 Richards Street, Joliet, IL. Time: 12:00 - 12:30 PM. A memorial service will be held at Minor-Morris Funeral Home, 112 Richards Street. Joliet, IL. Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM, Friday, March 19th. Burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.