Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV


Billy Adene Blake

May 15, 1931February 9, 2020

Billy Adene Blake, a Marine Veteran, age 88, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Fayetteville, West Virginia, passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 9, 2020.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Bill Allen Blake and Evelyn Juanita Armstrong Blake; brothers: Pete, Gene, and Roy; daughter: Patricia Blake Reed; and son-in-law: Melvin Wardrup.

Billy is survived by his wife Phyllis just a few days short of 60 years; sister: Barbara Gilliam; daughters: Rebecca Pollock, Kathy Blake Craig, and Virginia Wardrup; son: Paul (Tim) Blake; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; and extended family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. He enjoyed his home at Crow Creek Road at Beckwith, West Virginia, watching westerns, eating Big Macs, taking truck rides, porch sitting, and being with his family.

Billy was Fayette County Dog Warden for 23 years.

A special thank you to his future son-in-law Eric Buckland for always taking such great care of him, and to his granddaughter, Micki Martin.

A memorial service will be held at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, West Virginia, on Thursday, March 12, 2020,

The family will receive friends one hour before the memorial service on Thursday.

Billy will be cremated with his ashes to be buried at the Blake Cemetery at Beckwith, West Virginia.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Blake family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Blake family.



  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 12, 2020


  • Burial


Billy Adene Blake

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John Hatcher jr

March 11, 2020

My heart felt sympathy to the Billy Blake family. Billy was one of my long-time friends in Fayette County. When I was a hunter I always took Billy several deer which he cleaned for food.
Billy was one of Fayette County’s best employees, in a very dangerous and thankless job—“dog catcher”.
I always enjoyed going to the Post Office and meeting Billy there where we would talk.

Sincere Sympathy,
Judge John W Hatcher,Jr, Retired