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James Kenneth Blake


1934 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
James Kenneth Blake Obituary
James Blake, 78, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Monday at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, 76109. Interment will be a private ceremony in DFW National Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Military Warriors Support Foundation, 2511 N. Loop 1604, Suite 201, San Antonio, Texas 78258. Jim was born on July 24, 1934, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Kenneth and Gertrude Blake. He graduated from Columbia High in Richland, Wash., and attended the University of Washington. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Helen Geick. Jim had a 20-year career in the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a builder and real estate broker in Abilene and Lake Brownwood. Jim enjoyed his family and friends, travel, fishing, camping and hunting. Survivors: His wife, Helen Blake; their five children, Cheri Whitten and husband, Charles, Mike Blake and wife, B.A., David Blake and wife, Melinda, James Blake and wife, Robyn, William Blake and wife, Kathleen; and 10 grandchildren, Boston, Jackson, Michelle, Travis, Matt, Beau, Olivia, Bridget, Elliott and Spenser.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 20, 2013
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