|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2010|
Walter Ellis Blake, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his residence in Saltillo, after a lengthy illness. He was born July 4, 1926, in Oktibbeha County to Walter and Donie Wright Blake. He worked 26 years for Miller Brothers Dairy in West Point. He then worked for Babcock amp& Wilcox Boiler Makers for six years before becoming disabled. Hunting, gardening and spending time with his family and grandchildren were among his favorite things to do. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Saltillo and a former member of Calvary Baptist Church of West Point.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with his son, Andy Blake, and Rev. Brett McGee officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery near Starkville.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Marzell Clardy Blake of Saltillo; three sons, Gary Blake (Shawn) of Fulton, Larry Blake (Amy) of Blue Springs and Andy Blake (Lisa) of Gardendale, Ala.; two brothers Clifton Blake of Picayune and Joe Ray Blake (Minnie) of Ackerman; nine grandchildren, April Padgett (Greg), Stephen Blake, Jody Blake, Lorianna Kelly (Justin), Tori Blake, Drew Blake, Kara Blake, Eli Blake and Halle Blake; three great-grandchildren, Grace Padgett, Madison Padgett and Hunter Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Merle Weeks, Loyce Watkins, Corrine Watkins and Alice Mae Hill; two brothers, William Blake and Earl Blake; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary Blake, Larry Blake, Stephen Blake, Jody Blake, Drew Blake and Greg Padgett.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Obituaries October 13 2010
Center Grove Cemetery
Created by: Linda Wayman
Record added: Sep 23, 2011
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