Richard L. "Dick" Blakley
SHERMAN, IL - Richard L. "Dick" Blakley, 80, died at 8:50 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Springfield, Ill., to William and Edna Walker Blakley.
Surviving are his wife, Melba Kiska Blakley, married April 12, 1957; a daughter, Lori (Aureliano Nunez) Blakley; three grandchildren: Tyler, Landon and Jacob Nunez all of Williamsville; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Richard Blakley; sisters, Fanny and Maude; and brothers: Gerald, Art, Claude, Ralph, Paul, Cliff and Don Blakley.
Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Japan during the Korean War as an Air Traffic Controller. He retired from CWLP as a supervisor of Distribution Electrical Engineering. Richard was a member of Riverton United Methodist Church.
Visitation: noon-1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home, Rev. Dr. Jonathon Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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