John R. Blades, Sr.
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WASKOM, TX- Funeral services for John R. Blades, Sr. 72, will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday April 16, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel in Shreveport, LA. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in DeBerry, TX. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the funeral home.
John was born in Jackson, MS on May 17, 1939 to Johnny and Elizabeth Blades. He passed away on April 12, 2012. He was a resident of Waskom, TX and a member of New Hebron Baptist Church. He was a retired salesman for Silverleaf Resort Sales.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Janelle Blades; brother, Thomas "Buster" Blades; sister, Nancy Ayers; infant granddaughters, Beatrice and Skyler Blades. He is survived by his son, John R. Blades, Jr. and wife, Debbie, son, Mike Blades and wife, Ronda; daughter, Lanelle Blades; grandchildren, Betty Lynn, Heather and Jonathan Blades; sister, Peggy Hatten; brother, Royce Blades.
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 14, 2012