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Oscar Almon Blake

Blake-Almon-pic-1Oscar Almon Blake, age 79, of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Mr. Blake was born on August 4, 1936 in Buffalo, Oklahoma to the late Herman L. Blake and the late Nola Bee Parnell Blake. He was married to the love of his life, Opal Williams Blake, for 56 years. Mr. Blake worked for 30 years at U. S. Motors as a machine operator.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming and working in his garden. Most of all he was a family man who dearly loved and enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all.

He is survived by, wife, Opal Williams Blakesons; sons, Buddy Blake and wife Jimmie Anne of Aztec, New Mexico, James Mikel Blake and wife Kayla of Red Oak, Oklahoma; daughters, Loretta Keiss and husband Troy of Watson, Oklahoma, Elizabeth Ann Blake of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Becky Hilton and husband Brett of Octavia, Oklahoma;

brothers, Tommy Gene Blake and wife Louise, and Richard Blake and wife Karen;

sisters, Mayola Perish, Mable Martin and husband Edward, Mary Lou Phillips and husband Buck, Edith Sinyard and husband Gene, Anna Lois Stafford and husband Roy, Donna Smith and husband Jimmy, and Frances Hartley and husband Gary;

18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and

a host of friends and other family.

He was preceded in death by, his parents, Herman and Nola Blake; sister, Joyce Spicer; brother, Mikel Blake; daughter, Lida Marie Loyd, and son-in-law, Leon Owens.

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 4, 2016 2:00 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Watson, Oklahoma, with Brother Archie Phillips and Brother Landon Murray officiating. Interment will follow in the Watson Cemetery in Watson, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friend’s visitation will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.

Pallbearers will be, Clint Owens, Ethan Owens, Cliff England, Stephen Hilton, Thomas Hilton and Blake Loyd.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Chance Blake, Chantry Blake, Alman Martin and Quinten Casper.

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