Dateline: October 18, 2007

Clarence Ray Blakeley, Jr., 72, of Claude died Tuesday, October 9, 2007, in Amarillo.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2007, at Claude Cemetery in Claude with Rev. Janet Edwards, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Claude, officiating. Burial was held in Claude Cemetery with Masonic Rites by Claude Masonic Lodge # 719. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Blakeley was born January 22, 1935, in Hickory, North Carolina, to Clarence Ray Blakeley, Sr. and Dorothy Campbell Blakeley. He married Mary Stuchlike on December 7, 1970, at Nephi, Utah. He was a veteran of the Army, Air Force, & Marine Corps. He was a resident of Aurora, Colorado, prior to moving to Claude in September 1993. He was a member of Claude Masonic Lodge #719. He was a Methodist.

Mr. Blakeley was preceded in death by his parents. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Blakeley of Claude; two daughters, Theresa Delap of Oregon, and Janet McLoughlin of California; one son, Curtis Ray Blakeley of Florida; 4 brothers, James Blakeley of California, Ronny Blakeley of Connecticut, Joe Blakeley of Missouri, and Jerry Blakeley of California; and five grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to the American Cancer Society.

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