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John & Rose Eddy
Goodby old friend; save us seats; see you when we get there❣️
Kim and John Boylan, Hannah Harding
I moved to Pirates Woods Mother’s Day 1999, Docky and the Wonderful Blake family welcomed me in! Hannah and I love being part of the Blake family. Docky always welcomed you with a smile and love his hugs. Many great memories. Thanks for also welcoming John. We will meet you again one day!!!! Thanks for being you!!! Many continued blessings to the Blake Family. Continued prayers! We love you!!!! Kim, John and Hannah — So Blessed to know all of you
George B. "Docky" Blake
George Barron Blake Sr. (Docky) passed away on Thursday, August 5th 2021 at Community Hospice Fernandina Bch Fl.
He was born March 19, 1934 in Gross Florida.
He is predeceased by his parents, Edwin E. Blake and Pearl S. Blake, also his brothers John Wesley Blake, R. L Blake, Edwin Blake, Walter Blake, Cecil Anderson and Glenn Anderson.
He is survived by his wife Linda Watson Blake and children, Barry Blake (Deb), Vicki Blake, Dean Blake (Trudy) Chris Blake (Rhonda) and grandchildren Corey, Jamie, Deana, Mandy, Kelly, Janell, Tanner, Dallas, Branson, Jeni, Zara and Sophie. He is also survived by 14 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson, many nieces, nephews and friends who were considered family to him.
His early years were spent on a farm in Waverly Georgia where he lived until high school. Docky’s high school years were spent at Camden County High School in Woodbine, Georgia. He was very active in sports participating in track, baseball, basketball. His claim to fame was playing on the first ever football team in Camden.
He married his high school sweetheart, Linda, and moved to Jacksonville, Florida where they started a family. He was a very active dad with four children.
He worked at St. Regis Paper Company for over twenty years. He coached little league at Highlands. They moved to Pirates Wood, Yulee in 1978 where they built their forever home on the waters of the Bell River. He was a Mason and later became a member of the Morocco Shrine Club. As a member of the Fernandina Beach Masonic Lodge, he had the great honor of receiving his fifty-year membership pen this past year. He loved boating and was an avid fisherman. He taught all of his children and grandchildren to waterski which is a tradition the family carries on to this day. George “Docky” and his wife loved dancing and were members of the Square Dance community. They were members of the Sweetarts as well as camping clubs in Yulee and Jacksonville. They traveled and danced for over twenty years making many long-lasting friendships. They purchased a motor home and became devoted campers. When their children were young, they traveled all over the US as well as numerous trips to Canada and one long journey to Alaska. He worshiped at Yulee Baptist Church where he was a member of the men’s bible class and attended services. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone who would listen. His greatest pride in life was his family. Docky enjoyed life to the fullest and spent much of his time laughing and dancing with his beloved bride, friends and family.
His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, August 9, 2021 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Yulee Baptist Church.
He will be laid to rest in Homeward Cemetery in Waverly, Georgia at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Morocco Shrine Center 3800 Saint John’s Bluff, Jacksonville 32202 and/or Yulee Baptist Church 85971 N. Harts Road, Yulee 32097.