John William Blakeway Jr

December 18, 1939December 26, 2013
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Native Houstonian John W. Blakeway Jr. 74, died on December 26, 2013 at his home in Conroe, Texas. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:30pm in Cashner Colonial Chapel in Conroe, Texas. Visitation will be held Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home. John W. Blakeway Jr. was born December 18, 1939 in Houston, Texas to John W. Blakeway Sr. and Elsie Blakeway. John enlisted in the US Navy in Houston in 1957. Chief Blakeway was a veteran of the Cuban and Dominican Republic crisis. He was a marine mechanic assigned aboard the USS Sabine, a fleet oiler operating off the US East Coast. He completed two around the world tours and later became a recruiter in Baytown, TX before retiring on April 1, 1986. John worked for Rexene/Lyondell for 20 years before retiring to Conroe, TX with his bride, Jeanette Johnson Blakeway. They enjoyed over 14 years of family and friends in the Conroe community. John was an active member of the San Jacinto Corvette Club for many years where he enjoyed his passion for cars and racing. He enjoyed spending his summers at Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, watching his son-in-law dirt track racing. He spent the fall season rooting for his beloved Houston Texans. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Blakeway Sr, Elsie Blakeway of South Houston and his brother-in-law, Pat Ryan of Alvin. John is survived by his wife Jeannette Johnson Blakeway and a combined family of 7 children: Lisa Edwards and Laurie Blakeway, Carolyn Overstreet, Sandra Gartman, Joseph Johnson, Lorie Robinson and Joy Williams; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sister, Ann Ryan of Alvin, TX and two nephews, Daryl and Jim Ryan. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. You are invited to leave written condolences to the family by viewing John’s personalized webpage at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • Memorial Monday, December 30, 2013

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Jason Shipp

January 13, 2014

I love u so much Grampa and miss u. I'll never forget u and everything u have done for me. I can't wait till we meet again

Jeremy Shipp

January 12, 2014

You were the best grandfather I could ever wish for I miss you so much I know God has prepared a special place for you

January 1, 2014

Carolyn and family, We are saddened to hear about your
brother. I did not know him from South Houston High
School but I remember you. Brothers are so special to us.
You will always remember the times you had together.
Doris Clark Reed. (Conroe, Texas)

Lisa Edwards

December 30, 2013

You were the best father a daughter could ever hope for. I will always love you and miss you until we meet again.

Beverly Niederhofer

December 30, 2013

My sincere sympathy to the Blakeway family. Ann, I am so sorry to read of Johnny's passing. It has been years, but such good memories of our childhood.

Lou Robinson

December 30, 2013

You believed in me and helped me soar, I love you and will miss you Johnny. Thank you for being my dad.

December 30, 2013

Johnny you will be missed by all. You were a special friend for more than 50 years and thanks for your friendship. Rest in peace.

Sandra Willingham (Houston, Texas)

Joy Williams

December 30, 2013

We will miss you forever, Paw. Thank you for being a wonderful father and grandfather.

December 30, 2013

My condolences to your family during this time of grief.

Steve Raben

December 29, 2013

A close Junior & Senior High School fellow Athleate, friend, and veteran. Always with a zest for life and adventure, rest in peace!