Posted: Thu 2:37 PM, Dec 12, 2013
Funeral Home: McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home
Daniel Keith Blake, 59, of Marietta formerly of Duncan Falls passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home.
He was born September 8, 1954 in Zanesville to Herbert and Barbara (Gainer) Blake. Daniel was a graduate of Philo High School and had earned an Associates Degree from Washington State Community College, where he went on to become an auto diesel instructor. He was a member of the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, and was also involved with the Upward Basketball program.
Daniel was married to Rhonda Ratliff who survives with his stepson David DeBord of Cleveland, and stepdaughter Sheri Adkins (Terry) of Parkersburg and grandchildren Riley, Logan, Noah and Sophie. Also surviving are brothers Steven Blake (Becky) of Duncan Falls, Alan Blake (Melody) of Pataskala, OH and Robert Blake (Diane) of Duncan Falls, a sister Mary Jones (Jeffery) of Hopewell, OH and several loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents Daniel was preceded in death by a son-in-law Robert Adkins.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Friday, December 13th at the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene with Terry Schmelzenbach officiating. Burial will be held 2:30 pm Friday afternoon at Duncan Falls Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the Marietta First Church of Nazarene on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Messages of sympathy may be made at www.lankfordfh.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund being established in Dan’s name at Washington State Community College for the Auto Diesel Program.