Donald E. Blake Sr.

September 24, 1928May 19, 2013

Donald E. Blake, Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on, May 19, 2013. Born on September 24, 1928 to the late John and Opal (Hensen) Blake in Columbus, Ohio. Donald was actively involved with the Clover Valley Chapel, Johnstown, Ohio, medic during the Korean War, while serving in the Army. He retired from the Columbus Dispatch as a type Setter. Survived by son Donald E. Blake, Jr., brother James Blake, special family friend Chris Newman, niece and hospice caregiver Kathleen Dean Doughman, RN, nephew Richard C. Dean, many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Leona Kathleen Blake, brothers Charles and John Blake. Friends may call at The Clover Valley Chapel, 5669 Clover Valley Rd., Johnstown, Ohio on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 12pm until time of service at 1pm with Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial to follow at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to The Clover Valley Chapel for Missions. An online memorial will be located at


  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2013

Donald E. Blake Sr.

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Bonny Blake Enke

May 24, 2013

Don was a kind and good man who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

David & Chris Smith

May 24, 2013

Don was one of the best people I've ever had the priviledge of knowing. He had a great spirit of love and caring. A great blessing to us and to our church. He was a great example of a Godly Christian life. We love you Don and look forward to meeting again in Heaven.

May 22, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Although we were cousins living in different states I always felt very fortunate to see him at occasional family reunions & especially enjoyed having lunch with him & visiting the old family farm in WV. I know he will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Jean & Larry Buck
Aiken, SC

Paul j. Goodman Sr.

May 21, 2013

My deepest sympathy for you James.