Carl E. Blades (1964 - 2016)

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Carl Eugene Blades, 51, passed away on June 14, 2016, with his wife holding his hand, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska, after battling cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 33922 Polar Street, on the corner of Polar Street and K-Beach in Soldotna. Carl was born on Oct. 5, 1964, to Allen and Marjorie Blades in Nacogdoches, Texas. Carl married the love of his life on May 31, 1985. After marrying Tonya, they moved to Soldotna in 1988. Here in Alaska they raised Brian, Brittany, Brooke, Braylon and Blair. He created a wonderful life for his family. Carl worked at AIH, then went to work at Ferguson and Pacific Plumbing, and then started his own business, Blades Mechanical. He started his business in plumbing and heating because he saw plumbing and heating as a puzzle and he loved puzzles. Carl touched many lives throughout his career that his family may never know. Carl loved Disney World, Hawaii, camping and fishing, and his obsession with candy spilled over into his grandkids. These activities were always centered around family time. From a young age, he also loved to play pool. Carl loved many different things but what he loved most was his God Jehovah. Even when Carl was at his worst, he always found some way to put Jehovah first and figured out a way to speak about his god Jehovah and place literature. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Tonya Blades; his children, Brian Blades, Brittany and John Syzmik, Brooke and Alan Noraker, Braylon and Rachel Blades and Blair Blades; grandchildren, Allie and Brylee and a grandson expected in October and his name Adam Eugene Noraker, in memory of Carl; brother, Joseph "Joe" Blades; his nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on June 16, 2016