Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Margaret Marie Blaylock

August 18, 1934June 27, 2020

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Margaret Strunk Blaylock, passed away at the age of 85. Margaret was born August 18, 1934, in Memphis, Tennessee to Paul Harold and Mable Janet (Coyle) Strunk. She married Fred F. Blaylock in 1951 and raised four children. Margaret retired from Knox County Schools in 1996 as the cafeteria manager at Doyle High School. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Fred F. Blaylock, and her daughter, Anna Lou Porterfield. She is survived by her son, Gene (Debra) Blaylock, her daughters, Ginger Westlake, and Jan (Ken) Christy, her grandchildren, Ernie (Sheila) Porterfield, Ed (Jackie) Porterfield, Freddie (Megan) Porterfield, Logan (Whitney) Blaylock, Patrick (Jennifer) Westlake, Alexander Westlake, Maggie Westlake, Jonathan Westlake, Christian Westlake, Cody Plemons, and Sarah Christy, and several great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Family and friends will meet at Gap Creek Christian Church Cemetery, 2102 Kimberlin Heights Rd. Knoxville, Tennessee for a 10:00 AM graveside service. Reverend Phil Zook officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Paul Harold Strunk, Father (deceased)
  • Mable Janet Coyle Strunk, Mother (deceased)
  • Fred F. Blaylock, Husband (deceased)
  • Anna Lou Porterfield, Daughter (deceased)
  • Gene (Debra) Blaylock, Son
  • Ginger Westlake, Daughter
  • Jan (Ken) Christy, Daughter
  • Ernie (Sheila) Porterfield, Grandchild
  • Ed (Jackie) Porterfield, Grandchild
  • Freddie (Megan) Porterfield, Grandchild
  • Logan (Whitney) Blaylock, Grandchild
  • Patrick (Jennifer) Westlake, Grandchild
  • Alexander Westlake, Grandchild
  • Maggie Westlake, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Westlake, Grandchild
  • Christian Westlake, Grandchild
  • Cody Plemons, Grandchild
  • Sarah Christy, Grandchild


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020


Margaret Marie Blaylock

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Phyllis Thomas

July 1, 2020

A very special lady.

Oliver Blackburn

July 1, 2020

Oliver Blackburn

Debra(Clifton ) Johnson

June 29, 2020

She was one of the cooks at Gap Gap Creek School when I was in school for 8 years . Such a sweet beautiful lady.