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Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1038 West Plantation Dr, Clute, TX

OBITUARY

Richard "R.B." Blake

7 April , 194318 August , 2019
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R.B. Blake, of Freeport, TX passed away peacefully in his home on August 18, 2019 at the age of 76. He was born to Richard and Rosalee Blake on April 7, 1943 in Houston, TX. R.B. married Wanda Fay Whitten in Houston, TX on November 3, 1962.

R.B. was self-employed most of his life. He owned Homestead Boiler and Welding Works and spent many years as a contractor with Anheuser Busch in Houston, TX.

His love of salt water fishing and the coast brought him to Freeport in 1988. He was an entrepreneur and always had incredible vision for his next business venture. He made a home for his family here on the coast and built Bridge Bait under the Surfside Bridge. After running it successfully for many years, he sold it as he already had his next business venture in mind. R.B. got into the boat stall business and built numerous stalls in multiple areas here on the coast. He then decided to get into partnership with Kenny Chaney. They jumped in with both feet to build K.C.’s on the Creek and never looked back. They have been successfully running not only K.C’s but also developed K.C.’s RV Park and built many more boat stalls. R.B. never retired, and definitely never slowed down a day in his life.

R.B.’s life changed for the better in 2007 and again in 2010 with the birth of his great-granddaughters Madison Rose and Ava Grace. He certainly adored them and they were the center of his universe. He loved teaching them to fish, catch mud minnows and just spending time with them. He also cherished teaching Ava to play guitar.

R.B. is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Blake and Rosalee Berry; and his daughter, Ricki Lynn Blake. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Blake; his sister, Joanne (Rick) Jordan; brother Ken (Jerry) Blake; granddaughter, Lanea (Bobby) Jones; and great-granddaughters, Madison Rose and Ava Grace Jones.

A Celebration of R.B.'s Life will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Restwood Funeral Home in Clute, Texas. The graveside service will follow immediately after the Celebration of Life service.

Serving as pallbearers are Kenny Chaney, Bobby Jones, Travis Gunnels, Cpt. Jack Hammonds, Chuck Best, Cody Hayes and Lonnie Blake.

Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Mills, Don Ford, Rusty Rice, Jack Ivy, Roger Coday, Cody Blake, Ken Blake, Todd Ernst, Mike Anbiner and Finish Walton.

  • FAMILY

  • R.B. is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wanda Blake; his sister, Joanne (Rick) Jordan; brother Ken (Jerry) Blake; granddaughter, Lanea (Bobby) Jones; and great-granddaughters, Madison Rose and Ava Grace Jones.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenny Chaney
  • Bobby Jones
  • Travis Gunnels
  • Cpt. Jack Hammonds
  • Chuck Best
  • Cody Hayes
  • Lonnie Blake
  • Eddie Mills, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Ford, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rusty Rice, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jack Ivy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roger Coday, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody Blake, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ken Blake, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Ernst, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Anbiner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Finish Walton, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • A Celebration of R.B.'s Life Friday, 23 August , 2019

Memories

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James Ridings

24 August 2019

I got to know RB when he ventured in the trucking industry he was soft spoken and always would make you laugh.

john letulle

22 August 2019

I loved watching RB play guitar and sing! Playing washers with him or against him was always fun! I will truly miss ya RB. God Bless you Wanda and Family. Love yall John Letulle

RoseAnn Stoneburner

21 August 2019

Wanda and Family ... My sincerest condolences to you during this time of sorrow. I know without a doubt you loved so deeply and you will also grieve deeply. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Stanley L Cates

21 August 2019

Many happy memories of RB, his guitar and his gentle humor. RB and Capt. Jack were a happy duo playing and singing. Bridge Bait never seemed the same with him gone. RIP gentle soul.

carol heughan

20 August 2019

Dear Wanda, Paul and I are heartbroken losing such a great man in our midst. We love you both, and RB will always be with us and in our hearts. RB was the one that called Paul the Flounder Hounder . He will be missed so very much. Always a joy to be around and share stories with. God Bless you and your family. Always in our prayers. Love Carol and Paul Heughan

Crystal Willis

19 August 2019

Dear Mrs. Wanda, You and your family are in our thoughts. RB always had a smile and kind words for us anytime we got the chance to visit. He will definitely be missed. - The Willis Family

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Biography

R.B. was born to Richard and Rosalee Blake on April 7, 1943 in Houston, TX. R.B. married Wanda Fay Whitten in Houston, TX on November 3, 1962.

R.B. was self-employed most of his life. He owned Homestead Boiler and Welding Works and spent many years as a contractor with Anheuser Busch in Houston, TX.

His love of salt water fishing and the coast brought him to Freeport in 1988. He was an entrepreneur and always had incredible vision for his next business venture. He made a home for his family here on the coast and built Bridge Bait under the Surfside Bridge. After running it successfully for many years, he sold it as he already had his next business venture in mind. R.B. got into the boat stall business and built numerous stalls in multiple areas here on the coast. He then decided to get into partnership with Kenny Chaney. They jumped in with both feet to build K.C.’s on the Creek and never looked back. They have been successfully running not only K.C’s but also developed K.C.’s RV Park and built many more boat stalls. R.B. never retired, and definitely never slowed down a day in his life.

R.B.’s life changed for the better in 2007 and again in 2010 with the birth of his great-granddaughters Madison Rose and Ava Grace. He certainly adored them and they were the center of his universe. He loved teaching them to fish, catch mud minnows and just spending time with them. He also cherished teaching Ava to play guitar.