Samuel "Sammy" J. Blakely, 67, of Reidsville, NC, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008 at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Richard DeHart and Larry Blakely officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens.
Mr. Blakely was born in Rockingham County to the late James W. "Will" and Iva Mae Ellis Blakely. He was retired in 2005 from Highland Tank where he was a welder and worked in maintenance. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church for 17 years. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, J.W., Bill, and Charles Blakely.
He is survived by his wife, Penny Blakely of the home; sons, Randy Blakley and Susan, Todd Blakely and Tracey Blakely and wife, Julie all of Reidsville; daughter, Tammy "Sissy" Hanks and fiance', Donny "Spud" McCraw of Danville, Va.; grandchildren, Jessy Hanks, Dusty Hanks, T.J. Blakely and wife, Ashley, K.C. Blakely and wife, Heather, Nikki Blakely and Joshua Blakely; great-grandchildren, Trinity Williams, Riley Blakely, Braden Blakely and Alex Hanks; brothers, Carlus Blakely and wife, Virginia of Lexington, N.C. and Grady Blakely and wife, Linda of Troy, N.C.; sister, Matti James of Reidsville; step-mother, Gladys M. Blakely; step-brothers, Kenny McKinney and wife, Pat, Freddy McKinney and wife, Margaret and Grey McKinney and wife, Doris; step-sister, Jenny McKinney; sisters-in-law, Lois Blakely all of Reidsville and Marciline Blakely of Kernersville.