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Tommy Blake

Mr. Tommy Blake, age 85, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at his home in Smithville, Oklahoma. He was born January 16, 1938, to the late Herman L. and Nola B. (Parnell) Blake, in Watson, Oklahoma.

Tommy was a logger by profession, and an outdoorsman at heart. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his side by side. Mr. Blake was a longtime member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Smithville; he loved his community and his church family. But most of all he loved his family and spending time with them, especially whooping his children (when they needed it!)

He is survived by his sons, Tommy Joe Blake and wife Melissa of Smithville, Oklahoma, Tony Kent Blake of Smithville, Oklahoma, Troy Lynn Blake; daughter, Sherrie Annette Pollard and husband Johnny of Stigler, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Leann Nichols, Austin Nichols, Breanna Dean, Samantha McBroom, Sabrina Scott, Derik Pollard, Tia Pollard, Steven Fisher, Crystal Murphy, Tina Provence, Bodi Blake, Tonya Blake, Troy Blake, Trevor Blake, Devin Scantlin, Tamara Scantlin, Josh Young, Randy Wilson, Colby Westbrook; multiple great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Richard Blake; sisters, May Parish, Edith Sinyard, Mary Lou Phillips, Donna Smith, Frances Hartley, Anna Stafford; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends too numerous to mention. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman L. and Nola B. (Parnell) Blake; beloved wife, Charlotte Louise Blake; daughter, Charlotte Gean Going; brothers, Almon Oscar Blake, Mike Blake; sisters, Joyce Bradley, Mabel Edwards; daughter-in-law; Jackie Blake; granddaughters Trish Heifner and Christy Dawn Blake.

Services for Mr. Blake will be held, Saturday, December 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., at the Trinity Baptist Church in Smithville, Oklahoma. Brother Randy Keiss will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Friday, December 29, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers are Troy Blake, Trevor Blake, Austin Nichols, Randy Wilson, Colby Westbrook, and Adam Seigrist. Honorary Pallbearer is Bodi Blake.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.

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