A visitation for family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the United Methodist Temple followed by the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Phil Chamberlin officiating. James “Jim” Odis Blackwell, 68, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Houston, Texas.Jim was born September 18, 1950 in Rosebud, Texas to Odis Green Blackwell and Margie Lewis Blackwell. Jim has been a resident of Groves for 25 years and was a member of the United Methodist Temple. He was a pipefitter employed by Pipefitters Local #195 and later ran his own handyman business. Jim proudly served in the U. S. Army.Survivors include his wife, Susan of Groves; three sons, Shawn Blackwell and wife Natalie of Lumberton, Brent Blackwell and wife Julie of Nederland, and Jason Blackwell of Kountze; sisters, Linda Evans and husband Buddy of Groves, Tammy Louviere and husband Ronnie, and Michelle Blackwell Langham of Groves; brother, Gary Blackwell of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Connor, Drake, Cadence, Aspen, Kenslee, Tyler James, Easton, and Zaylee Blackwell. Burial will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches under the direction of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: Wounded Warrior Project, Salvation Army, or Covenant House.