OBITUARY

Lloyd Edward Blake Jr.

October 20, 1948January 8, 2021
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Lloyd Edward Blake Jr., 72 of Ellettsville, Indiana died Friday, January 8, 2021 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born October 20, 1948 in Bloomington, Indiana to Lloyd Edward Blake Sr. and Dorothy Marie (Hamlin) Blake. He was retired from Indiana University. He was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 18.

Survivors include his son Luke (Jayna) Blake; daughter Renee (Zeb) Stikeleather; and longtime partner Becky Kehrberg and family; grandchildren Rhett and Wyatt Blake, Makena and Rylan Stikeleather, and Miles and Dean Laubsch; mother to his children, Terri Sanburn and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother Danny Blake, sisters Dianna Polley and Melody Blake and his beloved aunt and uncle Donny and Mable Weaver.

Lloyd was a 1966 Graduate of Bloomington High School. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served at Khe Sanh in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 during the Tet Offensive. His children and grandchildren were his life. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events, mushroom hunting, fishing, playing cards, and running around with his buddies. Lloyd lived for a good time. He had an infectious smile, quick wit, and an effortless sense of humor. His one-liners will continue to guide his family throughout their lives.

There will be a gathering of Family and friends on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Ellettsville Christian Church. Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, January 15 at 11:00 AM also at the church with his son, Luke Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens where the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard will perform Military Honors.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Penny Buttery

January 16, 2021

Lloyd would always come to the legion on Friday to eat with his veteran buddies
Always soft spoken and kind.
He always had a smile on his face
Prayers for his entire family
Rest easy Lloyd, you were a good one
Penny

Lesa Miller

January 14, 2021

So very sorry about your loss. I had the privilege of doing business with Lloyd. He was a kind man and was always so nice to work with. His love for his family was so apparent. I spoke with him over the phone at the end of 2020 just to say hello and wish him a happy and safe holiday season. I was so sad and shocked to hear of his passing. He is definitely one of those guys who made a difference in this world and will be missed. I did not know he was a Vietnam Veteran, which makes him even more special in my book if that is possible. My heart goes out to his friends and family during these difficult times.

KEVIN BLAKE

January 13, 2021

I remember and enjoyed our various encounters over our lives cousin. God Bless! Sincerely, cousin Kevin R. Blake

HENERY WICHMAN

January 13, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn of Lloyd's passing. He was such an easy man to talk to and work with. Good sense of humor and always honest. I enjoyed him as a client and will miss him. My prayers are with you.

Pamela Combs

January 11, 2021

My condolences to Lloyd's family, I have known Lloyd for a very long time. We met at Jones skating rink in the early sixties. He was always so nice and friendly. My husband and I would see him later in life at Wee willies, still the great guy we had met earlier in life. Pam Combs

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