Funeral service for Henry Thomas Blakely, Jr., 89, will be Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 am at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Paul Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Childersburg, AL. Mr. Blakely died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Bill Nichols Veterans Home in Alexander City, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Blakely and sister, Gwendolyn Sullivan. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also an active member of Coosa Valley Masonic Lodge #929, Coosa Valley Shrine Club Scottish Rite and York Rite Bodies of Birmingham, Zamora Shrine and Eastern Star. He retired from CSX Railroad as a clerk after some 38 years of service. He served in the US Army Air Force. He is survived by his son, Milton Blakely, wife Sheryl Dickens Blakely of Childersburg, AL; brother, Robert Blakely, wife Syble of Perry, GA; sisters, Mary Gatliff of Gray, GA, Agnes Todd of Warner Robbins, GA and Nell Albritton of Warner Robbins, GA; grandchildren, Bryan Blakely, wife Xochitl, Dusti Smith, husband Les and David Blakely, wife Devin all of Childersburg, AL; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Blakely, Kaylan Blakely and Brooks Dixon all of Childersburg; sisters-in-law, Ruth Kilpatrick of Childersburg and Duel Walker of Pensacola, FL. Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Masonic brothers of Coosa Valley Lodge 929. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.
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Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 North Elm Avenue
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 1, 2012