He was born on Aug. 5, 1944, at Parsons to William and Freida (Folmer) Blake. He grew up in Parsons and attended Parsons and Altamont schools.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He worked at Grandview Products. He retired in 2007.
He married Linda Winters on Nov. 23, 1966, at Parsons. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, David Blake of Parsons; a daughter, Malinda Stalford of Coffeyville; three grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Christopher Stalford and Jenny Stalford; a brother; and a sister.
There is no service scheduled at this time. Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.