Samuel Stephen Blackwell, 60 of Madison, died January 7, 2016. He was a native of Jasper County. Sam was born July 4, 1955 to Leon and Nancy Roper Blackwell. The family moved to Madison when Sam was in the 10th grade. He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1973. He made his career working for the United States Post Office. Sam delivered mail in Greene County. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed canoeing and kayaking. He was an accomplished photographer and handyman. Sam loved his dog, Honey who was his constant companion. He was also a devoted son, spending countless hours with his mother. Sam Blackwell was preceded in death by his father, Leon. He is survived by his mother, Nancy B. Ansley and his siblings, Ginny Toulou and Karl, Wayne Blackwell, Gene Blackwell and Laurie and Jo Clark and Craig. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 15 from 5-7 p.m. at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held later. A.E. Carter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.