Opal Nadine Blaylock

January 14, 1925October 13, 2018

Opal Richter Blaylock went to Heaven to be with her Love, Perry, on October 13, 2018 at the age of 93. She was born in Gatesville, Texas to Edd and Ollie Olivia (Ketchum) Richter on January 14, 1925. Opal and Perry were married on January 3, 1941 and had two children, Pat and Mikel. Opal was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who loved her family with all her heart. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Perry Blaylock and her son, Mikel. Surviving relatives include her daughter, Pat Grona and husband, Arnie; grandsons, Tim Tatom and Wes Hardin; great grandson, Vance Tatom; great granddaughter, Opal Tatom and great grandson, Jack Hardin; great-great granddaughter, Paige and great-great grandson, Nicholas; brother, Kenneth Richter and wife, Jo of Simi Valley, California; and several special nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park with Pastor Tim Franks, Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 PM until service time at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, Texas.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Opal Nadine Blaylock

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Cathy Lang

October 17, 2018

Growing up I always enjoyed going to Aunt Opal and Uncle Perry’s house, our holidays together and sharing my birthday with Uncle Perry. I loved them both very much. I know that they are in each other’s arms again.

janet nicholas

October 15, 2018

The first time I met "Grandmother" was Opal's first birthday. Opal my granddaughter, her great-granddaughter. Grandmother was a little embarassed at a child being named after her. I said it was a beautiful name. And she smiled. Such a gracious lady.

Tracy Ross

October 14, 2018

Opal (Aunt Deen Deen or Aunt Deener.i don't know how she got that name but that is what my brother and I called her.she is my Great Aunt she keept us when we were kids.we loved going over there.great cook.sweet lady.even when I had my daughter she kept her too.always willing to help and lots of fun on our trips to Lampasas to see family.always that sweet laugh and lots of stories to will be missed.