Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Thomas Blake

July 19, 1947July 19, 2020

Tom Blake, 73, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was born on Saturday, July 19, 1947 in Henderson, Kentucky to the late Thomas and Nellie (Green) Blake.

He retired in 2013 from the Vanderburgh County Division of Family Resources where he had worked as a caseworker for 24 years. Tom also worked at Sterling Brewery for 15 years. He was a US Army Veteran. Tom enjoyed cooking, reading, and was an avid UK Basketball fan. He loved the Lord, and enjoyed attending church services at Christian Fellowship Church.

Tom is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; son, Benjamin Blake (Vy); daughter, Erica Rumade (Nick); four grandchildren, Paige Horn, Eddie Blake, Kaitlyn Rumade; and Lucas Rumade; one great-grandson, Colten Horn; and many close friends and co-workers.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Alexander East Chapel with Rev. Cliff Herring officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with military rites. Friends may visit on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.


  • Barbara A. (Meyer) Blake, Wife
  • Ben Blake (Vy Blake), Son
  • Erica Rumade (Nick Rumade), Daughter
  • Paige Horn, Granddaughter
  • Eddie Blake, Grandson
  • Kaitlyn Rumade, Granddaughter
  • Lucas Rumade, Grandson
  • Colten Horn, Great Grandchild
  • Thomas Edward Blake, Father (deceased)
  • Nellie (Green) Taylor, Mother (deceased)
  • Tom also leaves behind many close friends and co-workers to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, July 23, 2020


Thomas Blake

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Sharon Laster

July 31, 2020

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear that Tom passed away. I always enjoyed talking to both of you when you came to Cracker Barrel. Tom was a great co-worker also. You and your family are in my prayers.

With sympathy,
Sharon Laster

Joe and Joanne Diener

July 26, 2020

Barbara, we were so sorry to hear about Tom’s operation on May 11th. We realized how serious it was when we called about our cousin Peggy who had passed away. We were praying and hoping for a miracle for Tom. God had other plans calling him home. With his love for the Lord we are glad in knowing by his faith he is in Heaven. John 3:16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Blake family.

In Sympathy,
Joe and Joanne Diener

kathie rueger

July 24, 2020

barbara we are saddened to see the passing of your husband. I READ THE OBITUARY on FRIDAY SO WE WERE TOO LATE TO ATTEND BUT WOULD HAVE LIKED TOO. i hope he didnt have to suffer too long. stan and kathie rueger

Linda Housman

July 23, 2020

I enjoyed working with Tom at Vanderburgh County Division of Family Resources for many years. He was one of the good guys, fun to work with, and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My sympathies to all of you.

Randy & Susan Lemmons

July 20, 2020

I will always remember Tom's teasing and sense of humor. He was very likeable and always there when he could help. Barb, you picked a great husband and father for your children. Tom will always live in our hearts!

Susan and Randy