Linale "Duane" Blake

29 May , 19405 October , 2019

Services to honor the life of Mr. Linale Duane Blake, 79, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Joe Bob Alexander. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Duane was born in Castor, LA on May 29, 1940, to parents Milton and Pearlie May Blake, and passed away at his home on Saturday, October 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Duane worked as a crane operator at Beard Industries and had retired back in the 70’s. He was the kindest man you would ever want to meet; giving, helpful, and highly patriotic. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. But more than anything else, he loved the Lord and his family. He accepted Christ and was baptized in Castor, LA at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed!

Mr. Blake is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Glynn Pat Blake; his son, Greggory Duane Blake; brothers, Joe Weaver Blake, Donald Rush Blake, Mack Stanley Blake and Thomas Howell Blake; sisters, Tommy Jean Gamble and Patsy Dean Slayton; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Vicky Walsh Blake; son, Gary Linale Blake and wife Barbara; brothers, Johnny Ray Blake and wife Gloria, and Bennett Blake; grandson, Roy Duane Blake; four great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own.

Pallbearers are Wayne Walsh, David Walsh, John Maynor, Mike Malmay, Barry Gamble, and Roy Duane Blake.


  • Glynn Pat Blake, 1st Wife and Mother of his children (deceased)
  • Greggory Duane Blake, Son (deceased)
  • Tommy Jean Gamble, Sister (deceased)
  • Patsy Dean Slayton, Sister (deceased)
  • Joe Weaver Blake, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Rush Blake, Brother (deceased)
  • Mack Stanley Blake, Brother (deceased)
  • Thomas Howell Blak, Brother (deceased)
  • Milton Blake and Pearlie May Blake, Parents (deceased)
  • Vicky Walsh Blake, Wife
  • Gary Linale Blake and wife, Barbara, Son
  • Johnny Ray Blake and wife, Gloria, Brother
  • Bennett Blake, Brother
  • Roy Duane Blake, Grandson
  • ` `, Four Great-Grandchildren
  • Duane is also survived by his nieces and nephews whom he loved as his own.

  • Wayne Walsh
  • David Walsh
  • John Maynor
  • Mike Malmay
  • Barry Gamble
  • Roy Duane Blake


  • Visitation Wednesday, 9 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 9 October , 2019


Linale "Duane" Blake

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Margaret Plunkett

7 October 2019

Sweet, sweet, loving friend. Sonny and I loved you as a brother! Oh the memories you two have had. Years and years of mischief, love and happiness. So glad we were able to reconnect and enjoy each other again. Precious and loving man. You will be greatly missed. Love, prayers and blessings being sent to Vicky and family.

Lucy Golden

7 October 2019

It has been a pleasure to know and love Duane for the last few years. I regret that he and Vicky had such a short time together, but rejoice that the the Lord granted them five happy years. He was such a kind, loving man and I know the family has many happy memories. I will miss his hugs and the sparkle in his eye when the looked at Vicky. Hope heaven has some tinkering for him to do and maybe a few westerns to read. Hugs!