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 Raymond Lewis Blakley

Raymond Lewis Blakley

Marble City, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 5 Jan 2009 (aged 80)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Proctor, Adair County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 32854576 · View Source
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Blakley, Raymond Lewis

TAHLEQUAH - A funeral for Raymond Lewis Blakley, 80, of Tahlequah, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Audie Vaughan will officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be Rick Peace, Rob Hensley, Gerald Walker, Johnny Manus, Glenn Doss and Wayne Pritchett. Honorary pallbearers include Speedie Chaffin Jr., Keith Manus and James Center. Interment will follow in the Proctor-Sanders Community Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.

Raymond Lewis Blakley was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Marble City, to Harvey and Grace (Boatwright) Blakley. He passed away in Tulsa on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.

Raymond married Betty Henlsey on Aug. 20, 1951, in Huntsvile, Ark. To this union were born seven children, three preceding him in death. They also raised three children of Raymond's sister.

Raymond worked for Cherokee County District 1 for 17 years as a graderman, retiring in 1990. Following retirement, Raymond and Betty enjoyed hunting and fishing. Raymond also loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Raymond went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, with his family and friends by his side.

Preceding him in death are his parents, two sisters, a brother and three children.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years; a daughter, Joann Shade, and her husband, William; three sons, Kenny and wife, Sandy, Glenn and wife, Brenda, Rob and wife, Ragae, all of Tahlequah; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; other relatives, friends, and loved ones who will miss him greatly.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, 458-5055.

Published in the Tahlequah Daily Press from 1/8/2009 - 1/10/2009

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