George Carey Blake, Sr., 1925-2011

George Carey Blake, Sr.  was born Wednesday, January 21, 1925 in Piketon, Ohio .

he died Friday, January 28, 2011. his recorded age was 86.

he was a veteran  and served in World War II.

his remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 810 1/2  - section D  - space #2 east (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service. The burial took place on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.

BLAKE George C. Blake, age 86, went home to the Lord Friday, January 28, 2011; he was born January 21, 1925. A U.S. Army veteran, he served his country in WWII as a member of the 761st Tank Battalion, was awarded the Silver Star, and was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame on May 28, 2008. A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of St. Mark's Lodge No. 7, F&AM; and Alla Baba Temple No. 53. He was also a member of the Worthington Chapter of the VFW. He was a truck driver by trade. George was predeceased by his father George, mother Martha, brothers Henry and Harold, daughter Nancy and step-daughter Barbara Allen. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Florence (Ms. B); children, George, Jr. (Alice), Russ (Lorna), Ronald, Arlene; and step-son, Dwight Allen; a sister, Mary (Bud) Walker, sisters-in-law, Della Blake and Inez Allen of Dayton, OH; mother of his children, Rachel; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grand-children, and four great-great-grand-children, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203. Pastor Anthony Chatman, officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary Wednesday 1 p.m. until the start of service. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice. To sign the online guestbook, please visit