Mr. & Mrs. Blakley allowed me into their home on Chaucer many, many times while I was growing up and they were very kind to me. They were the kind of parents everyone wanted. They were active in football games, school gatherings and always involved with the church. He was a kind, gentle soul and was always so proud of his family and loved the family gatherings. Even though your Thanksgiving crowd may be smaller this year just know that he is rejoicing in seeing his bride, Alphadene, again and sitting at the Lord's table, a spot he certainly earned in this life. God be with all the family and rejoice in a life well lived. He set the bar high and led by example his entire life and a part of that legacy lives on today. I am thankful for having known Mr. Blakley and the impression he made on me so many years ago. God be with each of you today.