Bill Blakeley              3 December 2009

WILLIAM EARL (BILL) BLAKELEY, 89,  of The Woodlands,  Texas
passed away December 3, 2009. He was born February 17, 1920
in Warren, AR  to  William  Howard  and  Estelle  Higginson
Blakeley. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister
Merle Hills.  Bill is survived by his  loving  wife  of  60
years,  Betty Blakeley;  sons William E. Blakeley, Jr.  and
wife Antoinette and David M. Blakeley and wife JoAnn;sister
Iva Nell Spoon; and grandchildren Mitchell,  Steven,  Benjamin, Lauren
and Daniel Blakeley. Bill proudly served with distinction in the Third
Infantry Division of the U.S.Army from 1941-1945 attaining the rank of
First Sergeant in the European Theater of Operations.After 38 years of
service, he   retired   from   Geophysical  Services, Inc.  as  Marine
Operations Services  Manager  in  1985.  He  was  a parishioner of St.
Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands. A Vigil and  Rosary
service will be held at  7:00 P.M.,  Sunday,  December 6,  2009 in the
Magnolia  Room  at  Forest  Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. A Mass of
Christian Burial is set for 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 7, 2009 at St.
Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 7801 Bay Branch Dr.,  The Woodlands,
TX 77382. Interment will follow in Forest Park The Woodlands Cemetery.


December 11, 2009

A lot of memories, mid 70's to early 80's, from Den Helder to Singapore,
and a short trip to Maui. Also Young Billy and the J.E. Jonnson.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Matt Kimball
~  Matt Kimball, Halifax, Nova Scotia

December 10, 2009

My Uncle Bill, what can I say, he was very special to me as a young girl.
He would bring me "wooden" toys when he came home for visits during his
military duty.  Distance keep us from knowing him as adults, and I didn't
see him often, but he was loved by us. His sister, my 92 yr. old mother,
is also very ill and in the hospital, and she always asks about him. We
have not told her yet because she is too ill and it would make her very

Peace Uncle Bill, we will miss you. Our prayers are with you,
Aunt Betty and the rest of the family.

~  Glenda Nothnagle, Pittsford, New York

December 07, 2009

Marcia and I have many fond memories of Bill. He was a great man and we
shall miss him. Our heart felt condolences go out to Betty and the Family.
~  Greg & Marcia Gow, Houston, Texas

December 06, 2009

Blakeley Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will cherish
the memories of Bill when he & Betty joined us to celebrate my parent's
(Pat & Dolan McDaniel) 50th wedding anniversary in New York City in Dec
2006. Peace be with you and God bless Bill.
~  David & Julianne McDaniel, Collierville, Tennessee

December 05, 2009

Dear Aunt Betty and Family,
Our hearts go out to you. We know that you will miss Bill very much.
Although I didn't get to see him very often, I loved him dearly. I really
appreciated him coming to my Retirement Party. We are sorry we can't come
for Uncle Bill's funeral. Maybe we can come for a visit some day. You are
always welcome here. We love you.

Mickey and Sandra
Mickey Spoon, Amarillo, Texas


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