Stanley O. Blake of Cottle WV, formerly of Prosperity WV, passed away Monday September 29, 2008 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, following a long illness.
Born February 21, 1934 in Orlando WV, he was the son of the late Vayden and Ruth (Tinney) Blake. Stanley was a United States Navy veteran, who served in the Korean Conflict. He was a past Commander of the American Legion and VFW.
His favorite past time activity was hunting on his family’s farm in Braxton County.
For many years, he was employed as the shop manager for Norwood and later retired from Mountain State University as postmaster.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Randy Blake and brothers Robert, Vernon, and Junior Blake.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Laura (Rogers) Blake, sons, Stanley and his wife Janet of Athens, Steve and his wife Peggy of Columbus, Oh, John and his wife Concetta of Webster Springs, Danny and his wife Jill of Crab Orchard. 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sisters, Patty Mudge, Betty Crites, Jean Hornbeck and Leoda Rose, brothers, John Blake, and Larry Blake, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2009 in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Meadows officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.