Funeral services for Joe Calvin Blackstock, age 66, of Early, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at the Heartland Funeral Home, with Jim Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home.

Mr. Blackstock passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Eastland.

Joe Calvin was born on Aug. 8, 1945, in Brownwood, Texas, to Joe and Nancy Maude Benson Blackstock. He served in the U.S. National Guard and retired from 3M in Brownwood after 32 years. A lifetime resident, he enjoyed building cars, drag racing and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his son, Chris Blackstock and wife Barbara of Cisco; daughter, Amy Wright and husband Kevin of Eastland; eight grandchildren, Dominic, Dillon, Toby and Travis Blackstock, Tyler Wright, Brady Wright, Mason Underwood and Cooper Wright; brothers, J.A. Blackstock and wife Nancy, Thomas Blackstock and Bobby Glen Blackstock; sisters, Patricia Jones, Vivian Knotts, Ruth Vanpelt, and Mary Davis and husband Coulton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Eugene Blackstock.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book at Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.