John Wesley Blake

May 12, 1931March 29, 2013
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John Wesley Blake, 81, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6-8PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 10AM with Father Will Logsdon officiating. Pallbearers will be: Harry Edgy, Marlin Edgy, Jerry Barnett, Wyley Carter, Bob Katoski and Stephen Murphy. Burial will follow at Homeward Cemetery with a reception afterwards at the Horse Stamp Inn, Waverly, GA. John was born May 12, 1931 to the late Edwin and Pearl Blake in Gross, Florida. He is a native of Camden County, Georgia and graduated from Camden County High School. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 17. In 1968, John retired from the military after 21 years of service and went to work at Brunswick Floors, later becoming owner and retiring in 1993. John is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Fleet Reserve. He was also a member of St. Francis Catholic Parish. John was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He loved spending time and traveling with his family and friends. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Marie Blake. He is survived by his son: Bobby Blake (Julie) of Brunswick; a daughter: Florene Radke (Steve) of Brunswick; a brother: George (Docky) Blake of Yulee, FL; five grandchildren: Tammy Winters, Shane VanWinkle, Robert Blake, Ashley Blake and Brandon Blake; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Sylvia Anne Diaz

May 6, 2013

Bobby Blake & Family
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Popa John. He was very special and a Dear Friend. I am sorry I did not know. I will be thinking about you and your family on the days to come.
My deepest sympathy,

(PSALM :99)

Rober and Diana Howey

April 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers ar with the entire family at this difficult time. He was shipmate and a friend for many years. He will be greatly missed by us all. Fair winds and following seas.

brenda dahlgren

April 3, 2013

Im going to miss you my dear cousin. My love and prayers to the family and friends. John Wesley will be missed deeply. Our loss is Gods gain. And someday we will all meet again. But right now John is have a reunion party with Mary, Aunt Pearl, my grandma Nora Belle,etc. Hes having a real good time. God bless you all

Ami Jackson

April 2, 2013

He is bigger than life thus his legacy and spirit live on. I will miss my dear friend whom I feel honored to have known, admired and loved during this life cycle. Bests and Blessings on those who love him ... family and friends.
In His Love ....


April 2, 2013

Bobby, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers, and the prayers of many others here at Shaw. Julius

Larry Martin

April 2, 2013

Our condolences to such a good man who was a friend to all. He will be sorely missed but he is overjoyed to be with Mary. Love,Sharon and Larry Martin.

Bonnie Daly

April 2, 2013

We will never forget you....Prayers for all....from the Barnes/Anderson's .....Bonnie Barnes Daly, Brenda Barnes Dahlgren, and Betty Barnes Bennett

April 2, 2013

May the family find comfort in the memories. Keeping in mind the Scriptural hope of everlasting life can help to sustain us during difficult times (John 17:3)

Ed Kolb

April 1, 2013

Papa John loved so many and was loved by many more. We all will miss him and are thankful for having him in our lives. Toni and I are praying for the Blakes and all John's family near and far. Peace and Love

robert Ensey

April 1, 2013

John was a great shipmate and friend. He will always be in our hearts.

Jim and Tsui Ensey