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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Blake

December 23, 1929October 1, 2019
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Robert E. Blake, 89, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, AL. For more than twenty-five years he and his wife attended every Alabama Football game both in Tuscaloosa and away games. He loved to travel and they enjoyed taking the RV and tailgating at Alabama games. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr. Blake was the owner of Blake Enterprises, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, where he reached the rank of 2nd Lt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Blake, parents, Harvey and Dorothy Goolsby Blake, and a grandson, Billy Warren. He is survived by his daughter, Yvonne (Jeff) Clark; son, Dwight (Jennifer) Blake; grandchildren, Jason (Kari) Warren, Lesley (Allen) McClain, Samantha (Devan) Haines and Callie Blake, as well as three great-grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers the family ask memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, or The University of Alabama Friends of the Million Dollar Band. Family and friends will gather on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis. Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday October 7, 2019 in the Life Remembrance Center, Memphis Funeral Home . Interment will follow at Memphis Memory Gardens. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Blake family.

  • FAMILY

  • Yvonne (Jeff) Clark, daughter
  • Dwight (Jennifer) Blake, son
  • Jason (Kari) Warren, grandchild
  • Lesley (Allen) McClain, grandchild
  • Samantha (Devan) Haines, grandchild
  • Callie Blake, grandchild
  • (3) Three, great-grandchildren
  • He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Blake, parents, Harvey and Dorothy Goolsby Blake, and a grandson, Billy Warren.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • The University of Alabama Friends of the Million Dollar Band

Services

  • Family and Friends Will Gather Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Richard Billings

October 8, 2019

Dwight & Yvonne,

I was truly saddened to hear of the recent passing of your Mom and Dad. You were blessed to have such wonderful parents. I hope that you both find peace and contentment that will get you through this ordeal.

Richard Billings
Concord, NC

Patty and Barry Diehl

October 5, 2019

Yvonne and Jeff....Thinking of all of you now and always. May you find the strength to get through these difficult times and know you are in our thoughts and prayers...Love Always, Barry and Patty

Jana Waters

October 4, 2019

I will never forget the kindness Mr. Blake always showed to me and everyone in our office when he would stop by. He always wore a big smile and sincerely wanted to know how we and our families were doing. He will definitely be missed.

My heartfelt sympathy to the Blake family.

Jana Waters
Secretary - Fine Geddie & Associates
Montgomery, AL

Joe Fine

October 4, 2019

Robert Blake was a brilliant businessman. He was a man of great character and honesty. He will be missed by all who knew him.. especially by those of us who relied on his advice and counsel over the years.

Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Joe Fine
Fine Geddie & Associates
Montgomery, AL

Rebecca Boteler

October 3, 2019

Prayers as you celebrate Mr. Blake’s wonderfilled life.. I found out yesterday that Mrs. Blake had passed away in August.. they were both very special and always kind when I saw them at the Alabama Gymnastics meets..
RTR

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Biography

Robert E. Blake, 89, passed away on Tuesday October 1, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, AL. For more than twenty-five years he and his wife attended every Alabama Football game both in Tuscaloosa and away games. He loved to travel and they enjoyed taking the RV and tailgating at Alabama games. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Mr. Blake was the owner of Blake Enterprises, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, where he reached the rank of 2nd Lt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Blake, parents, Harvey and Dorothy Goolsby Blake, and a grandson, Billy Warren.
He is survived by his daughter, Yvonne (Jeff) Clark; son, Dwight (Jennifer) Blake; grandchildren, Jason (Kari) Warren, Lesley (Allen) McClain, Samantha (Devan) Haines and Callie Blake, as well as three great-grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers the family ask memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, or The University of Alabama Friends of the Million Dollar Band.
Family and friends will gather on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis. Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday October 7, 2019 in the Life Remembrance Center, Memphis Funeral Home . Interment will follow at Memphis Memory Gardens.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Blake family.