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In Memory of

Gerald D. Blakeley

July 28, 1941 - September 15, 2017

Obituary


Gerald D. Blakeley of Highland, passed away September 15, 2017 at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Cheryl (Todd) Mara, Shannon (Bruce Cooper) Blakeley, Becky Baily and Vicky (Sandy) Barr. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Sharon, Judy and Kay. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Gerald Blakeley.

Mr. Blakeley was a retired Army veteran. He was an avid Detroit Tiger Fan and a former Detroit Tiger Minor League player. He also...

Gerald D. Blakeley of Highland, passed away September 15, 2017 at 76 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn. Loving father of Cheryl (Todd) Mara, Shannon (Bruce Cooper) Blakeley, Becky Baily and Vicky (Sandy) Barr. Proud grandfather of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Brother of Sharon, Judy and Kay. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Gerald Blakeley.

Mr. Blakeley was a retired Army veteran. He was an avid Detroit Tiger Fan and a former Detroit Tiger Minor League player. He also was fortunate to have played baseball throughout Europe while enlisted with the US Army. He continued the family tradition as a member of the High White Baseball team. Jerry enjoyed the outdoors and loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed walking and playing golf.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road. The family will receive friends Friday from 2-8 pm. His final resting place will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Memorial contributions suggested to a charity of donor's choice.