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Official Obituary of

Ernest "Ernie" Edward Blake

July 13, 1954 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Ernest "Ernie" Blake Obituary

Ernest “Ernie” Edward Blake, 69 of Crystal Lake Community, West Union passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Mon General Hospital with family by his side. Ernie was born July 13, 1954 in Clarksburg, son of the late Richard Roy and Mary Ruth Dotson Blake. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cathy Sue Collins Blake whom he married on December 29, 1973.

Ernie graduated from Doddridge County High School, Class of 1972. He retired as a manager for Anthony Chevrolet Auto Body Shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, antiquing, and gun trading. He was a follower of Christ and member of West Union Christian Church. He loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and his dog Jess.

In addition to his wife, Ernie is survived by his three children, Jennifer James (Mike), Greenwood, Justin Blake (Victoria), West Union; Jeremy Blake (Monica) West Union; eleven grandchildren, Curtis James, Libby Blake and fiancé Matthew Thomas, Simon James (Amy), John Blake, Tanner Blake, Samuel James, Audrey Blake, Nisha Reves, Easton Blake, Kaylee Blake, Addie Blake; two foster grandsons; one great granddaughter, Bella Thomas; aunt, Agnes Smith, Parkersburg; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Riggs (Dallas), Fara Ball (Bob); one brother-in-law, Tommy Collins (Anita) and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ernie is preceded in death by three grandchildren; one brother, Richard Blake Jr; his grandmothers, Rachel Debolt and Florence Carver.   

Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home West Union, 212 Front Street West Union WV on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 5PM until the time of the Funeral Service at 7:00PM with Pastor  Mark Wilmoth and Pastor Ben Blair officiating. Private Graveside will be held at Masonic Memorial Park, West Union. Online condolences may be sent to  Davis Funeral Home – West Union is honored to serve the Blake family.

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February 27, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home West Union
212 Front Street
West Union, WV 26456

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home West Union
212 Front Street
West Union, WV 26456


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