Max Eugene Blake, 91, of Huntington, WV went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Wyngate Senior Living, Barboursville. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Trent Eastman officiating. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends after 1:00 p.m. Live streaming will be on Beard Mortuary Facebook page. He was born November 11, 1929, in Huntington, WV the son of the late Burman and Naomi Cooper Blake. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Flack Blake. Max proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 6878, Proctorville and American Legion Post 16. He retired as foreman of the melting department at INCO Alloys International. He was a member of New Baptist Church, a former member of Highlawn Baptist Church where he served as deacon, sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. He was also very active with Boy Scouts. Max enjoyed his years at Sunset Beach, NC where he loved to walk on the beach. He is survived by his loving family, children, Max and Susan Blake of Parkersburg, WV; Scott and Michele Blake of Huntington; Leigh Ann (Travis Smith) Blake of Barboursville, WV; grandchildren, Megan Grim, Drew (Mallory) Blake, Rachel (Kyle) Roberts, Stephen Blake, Ginny Blake, Hannah Blake, Blake (Megan) Creasy, Luke (Sadie) Creasy and Max (Ariel Thomas) Creasy; and great-grandchildren, Karlee Grim, Kaidyn Grim, Oliver Grim, Ezra Roberts, Claire Roberts, Jeremiah Creasy and McKenna Horton. The family would like to thank the staff at Wyngate for their excellent care and support. Online condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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