OBITUARY

Woodrow Wayne Blake, Sr.

February 22, 1940May 6, 2018
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Woodrow Wayne Blake, Sr., 78 years of age, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Beckley. Born on February 22, 1940 in Exchange, WV, he was the son of the late John Ruben Blake and Belle Nicholson Blake.

Mr. Blake served in the United States Army and retired from Ken Williams Auto Body Shop. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Rachel Reich; and grandson, Wayne Miller.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lennie “Jean” Blevins Blake; children, Sarith Ercoline and partner, Charles Perry of Huntingtown, MD, Gwenda Pinela and spouse, Donna of Tucson, AZ, Woodrow W. Blake, Jr. and his wife, Maya of East Bend, NC, Stephanie Collins and her husband, Leroy of Beckley, Donna Ratcliff and her husband, Jimmy of Beckley, Larry Smith and his wife, Catrina of Clintonville, WV, Mike Smith of Alderson, WV, Carol Baker and her husband, Jerry of Alderson, WV, and Karen Bowyer and her husband, Carl “Capn” of Alderson, WV; 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Dathon Reich of Lewisville, NC; sisters, Marilyn Allen of Mt. Nebo, WV, Karen Cunningham of Stumptown, WV and Lena Cobb of Buchanan, WV; and brothers, Jerry Blake of Sutton, WV and Marvin Blake of Glenville, WV.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with the Reverend Richard Wagoner officiating.

Burial will follow the service with Military Honors in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Woodrow Wayne Blake, Sr.

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