Ronald W. “Jack” Blake

first_imgJack Blake, 77, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away at Decatur County Memorial Hospital Monday May 11, 2020.He was born Sept 1, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Laurin L. Blake and Anna Allen Lewis Blake.Jack graduated from Clarksburg High School and was known as Jackie by the community.  He enjoyed and was most known for his basketball abilities.He was employed at Steel Technologies for 15 years until his retirement in 2016. He also owned and operated Koester and Blake Excavating Company for 24 years.Jack was known for his infectious smile and kindness. He was more likely to be helping others than caring for himself. He was a quiet, hardworking man and never complained. He was dedicated to his work and was passionate about his CAT bulldozer and excavator. His entire world revolved around his grandkids and family. His greatest joy was driving his grandkids around on his John Deere tractor. Jack would never pass up on a good banana split if he was offered one.Jack is survived by his wife Linda Redelman. They were married Sept. 21, 1974. He is also survived by daughters, Jennifer Lynn (William) Lantz, Greenwood, IN and Emily Diane (David) Kissick Dexter, MI; 5 grandchildren Kennedy and Blake Kissick; Sydney, William Jack, and Lyndi Lantz. He is also survived by brothers Gary Blake Knoxville, TN; Larry Blake Hagerstown, IN; Barry (Pamela) Blake, Salem IN and sisters Deena (Dale) Redelman Chipley, FL; Patricia (Ken) Stephens, Chipley, FL.  In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by daughter Lisa Michelle Blake; brother Paul L. Blake; sisters Geraldine Lewis-Blake, Geneva Kelly and Sue Veerkamp.A Celebration of Life will take place after the state mandate on public gatherings is lifted.  Memorial contributions can be made in Jack’s honor to Our Hospice.  Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.   Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img

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