Born Jan. 30, 1954, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Elmer Gerald, Sr., and Virginia Mae Quick Blake, he was a truck driver, a member of the Kimball Baptist Church in Malden and the Center Line Christian Car Club.
On April 12, 1974, in Clarkton, Mo., he married Sharon Gene Joiner, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Tiffany Bowling and husband, Eric, of Aquila, Mo.; one brother, Neal Blake, of West Plains, Mo.; three sisters, Debra Workman, of Campbell and Eugenia Hendrickson and Brenda Riddle, both of Malden and one granddaughter, Eliana Blake Bowling, of Aquila.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Cornman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.