John Thomas Blackstock

John Thomas Blackstock, 81 of Amarillo, passed away on March 19, 2021. He was born on January 3, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Lewis Blackstock and Geraldine (Hepburn) Blackstock.

John attended Howard Payne College (now University) and Hardin-Simmons University and then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He settled into the profession of Photography, first with his father and then owned his own studio in Haskell, Texas. He loved music, movies, and his family. Those that loved him expected to hear “John-isms”, or little stories that he enjoyed repeating. He had a beautiful speaking and singing voice that will be greatly missed by his family and his many friend and those that spent time with him. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Wilson, Texas. There will be no service at this time. In the future the family will get together and remember John as the fun, story telling guy that we loved. The best part was the stories he told were true life experiences and he did it with his fantastic radio voice.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years on January 1, 2021, Marsha (Odgers, Wall) ; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Brian Bailey of Amarillo; son, Matthew Blackstock of North Richland Hills, Texas; stepson and daughter-in-law, Eric and Candy Wall of Ennis, Texas; grandchildren, Graham Bailey and Anna Bailey of Amarillo; Kathryn Blackstock of San Antonio, Texas; Brandon Wall, Ethan Wall, and Raul of Ennis, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Joe Dominey of Lubbock, Texas; niece and husband and nephew, Jennifer and Brian Rettig of Denver, Colorado; John McComb of Oakland, California.

The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, 5211 SW 9TH AVE. UNIT 100 Amarillo TX 79106 or First Baptist Church, PO BOX 67 Wilson, TX, 79381


  1. Gregg Bynum

    John loved Western movies. His favorite was The Searchers. He could quote most of the lines. He loved to fish for trout and enjoyed mountains.

  2. Yolanda Trevino Acuña

    Rest in peace John we love you , the Treviño and Acuna Family ?♥️??

  3. Mark T. Eastham

    I thought about John for days reflecting on how he impacted those around him. John was extremely intelligent and always had a positive outlook. He was excepting, loving and kind. He loved to discuss movies and music and had lots of good stories. He always would speak his mind. John had so many life experiences and his recollections were interesting. John loved to hear from his grandkids and was amazed by their discussions. Thank you John for your military service. It was a pleasure to know and spend time with John. God Bless.

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