Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Vincent Blake Perlingiere

February 7, 1954June 17, 2019

Blake Perlingiere, 65, of Van Buren, passed away on June 17, 2019. He was born February 7, 1954 in Bakersfield, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents Lucien Perlingiere and W. Jean (Perlingiere) Crocker; maternal grandparents, Roy and Mae Spoon of Fort Smith.

He seriously knew everything you ever would want to know about hunting, fishing and cars. Blake enjoyed driving his 18 wheeler cross the country with a special love for the west coast. He was crazy about his great niece Blaykleigh Eubanks and was affectionately known by his nieces and nephews as Poe and Uncle Bubba.

Blake had an incredible memory of his life and his family’s lives. He would tell his stories to family and friends. Those stories will live on forever.

He is survived by two sisters, Tina Perlingiere Pinter (Tim) of Little Rock, Debra Perlingiere Presson of Fort Smith; three brothers, Alan Perlingiere (Cathy) of Tulsa, OK, James Perlingiere (Julie) of Owassa, OK, Tom Perlingiere (Lucia) of Sao Paulo, Brazil; 9 nieces and nephews, Zackary Eubanks of Fort Smith, Rachel Pinter of Little Rock, Robert Pinter of Little Rock, Jamie Perlingiere of Owassa, OK, Angela Bice of Hollywood, CA, Dani Brown of Edmond, OK , Christian, Julianna and Alex Perlingiere all of Brazil. If you’re ever fishing at Lee’s Creek or the White River, look up and you just might see Blake!

Memorial graveside service will be 10 A.M., Monday, June 24th, 2019 at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Graveside Service Monday, June 24, 2019


Vincent Blake Perlingiere

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Douglas Kidder

June 25, 2019

Debra, Tina feel very sad for the loss of Blake. Blake was a "mans man". We met during a "stingray bicycle" race on south 23rd. We were around 10 years old. Of course.. Blake won the race ! Blake was always the life of any gathering. A real comedian...kept us all laughing ! At deer camps...he lead us all..between his advice and jokes. I always enjoyed the fishing and hunting adventures he introduced me to ! My thoughts are for you both...in my "life long" friends passing.

Ben Gibson

June 25, 2019

Debra, Tina, Very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother -- you are both in my thoughts and I have prayed for peace for you and your entire family ~

Kimberly Meadors

June 23, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about this! I will keep Debra and Tina in my prayers!

Diane Rhinehart Porchas

June 22, 2019

This news is so heartbreaking to hear. Blake was and always will be a very special person to me. Fishing will always make me think of him. He taught me to fish, I caught the one and only fish in my life, with him. Getting up early to get on the river as the sun would be coming up. Those were great times back then. I will remember him with those wonderful memories forever.
My deepest condolences to Debra and Tina and the rest of his family.

Diane Rhinehart

Glenda Schwartz-Whitfield

June 21, 2019

I am devastated to learn of Blake's passing. He lived his life to the fullest. He was a larger than life person, and touched so many lives. He was a very special person in my life, he will always have a place in my heart. He will be truly missed. My heartfelt sympathies to Debra, Tina, and all the family. He is now at home with his mom and dad.

Vita Barre'

June 21, 2019

We are so very sorry about the loss of your sweet brother, Blake. We know you loved him very much. We are thinking of you and your sister and the rest of your family.
Love you,
Vita, Sebastian and Dane