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11/20/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Blake

William Blake, Jr.
(1927 - 18 Nov 2015)

Newport News High School Class of June 1944

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   We have yet more sad news today.
    Bill Blake, Class of June 1944, brother of Mary Ellen Blake Thomas of IN, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the age of 88.


From the Daily Press - 11/20/15:   

                    William Blake, Jr.

   

NEWPORT NEWS - William "Bill" Blake, Jr., 88, was called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

A Newport News native, Bill was called to serve throughout his life. He served his country in the Army and, survived a shipwreck as a Merchant Marine.

Bill was a brakemen/conductor for 42 years of service with C & O Railroad. He then enjoyed serving his community and the Lord in many ministries of Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he was honored as a lifetime deacon.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William F. Blake, Sr. and Mary Florence Edwards Blake.

 

Bill Blake
 
 


He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Arlene Shireman Blake; his sister, Mary Ellen (Mel) Thomas of Kokomo, Ind.; his daughters, Linda (John) Ross of Capistrano Beach, Calif. and Brenda Jahn of Newport News, Va.; his sons, W. Barry (Summer) Blake of Las Vegas, Nev. and David (Deborah) Blake of Yorktown, Va.; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 401 Lucas Creek Road, Newport News, Va., 23602.

Pastor John Fulper will officiate the funeral service at 12 noon, immediately followed by interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church. Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from November 20 to November 22, 2015.    View Guest Book

 


November 20, 2015

Brenda and family,
So sorry to hear about your father. It has been quite a while since I have seen him, but remember him as being a little quiet, but kind whenever I was around him. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Vicki Burton, Yorktown, Virginia


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Bill's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865


Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03     

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04   

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