Richard Blackwell Jr. was raised in Midland, Texas since the age of three. He is the oldest of four children born to Richard and Patricia Blackwell.
Richard graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1972. He then attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he joined the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. In January of 1977 Richard married his high school sweetheart Ruth Ann Ready. He graduated from Texas Tech later that year with a bachelor's degree in Zoology. He then attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in June of 1977, graduating in 1980.
Richard opened his first private practice in Dallas at Medical City Hospital. He worked in Dallas for eleven years before moving to Lago Vista in April 1992.
He opened his current dental practice in Cedar Park in June of 1993 and has been a member of the following dental associations since the eighties:
Richard and Ruth Ann have two wonderful children, Drew and Lani. Dr. Blackwell enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, disc golfing, boating on Lake Travis and traveling.