William Blake Jr. – 11-9-2019

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

William Blake Jr.

August 31, 1931
~ October 22, 2019



VISITATION - Saturday 11-9-2019
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Saturday 11-9-2019
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM


William Blake Jr., affectionately known as "Blake," was born in Johns Island, South Carolina, to William Blake Sr. and Rebecca Irene Singleton Blake, on August 31, 1931.  He received his education in the public schools of Charleston, SC and resided in South Carolina until he relocated to New Jersey where he met and married Dorothy Fitzpatrick.  To this union one son Curtis was born.

Blake was employed at Lily Tulip for many years until the company relocated to Ohio.  He then became employed at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, NJ, working there until his retirement approximately 20 years ago.

Blake was a hardworking, fun loving man who often enjoyed sitting around shooting the breeze with his friends, while enjoying a drink or two.  He took every opportunity he could to visit family in South Carolina, until his health failed.  Though he enjoyed this time with his friends, and never met a stranger; he was most proud of the relationship he shared with his son Curtis.

Blake is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Blake, his daughter Joyce Pinckney, his parents William and Rebecca, two brothers Joseph Blake and Louis Haynes, three sisters Evelyn Commodore (Toot), Daisy Jenkins and Louise Blake Sanders (Weezie).

Blake leaves to cherish his memory his son Curtis Blake, Toms River, NJ; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother Willie Glover, NJ; one sister Rita Marie Brown (Ree), Johns Island, SC; five nephews James Blake (Annette) of North Charleston, SC; William Blake (Pamela) of Johns Island, SC; Joe Nathan Blake (Victoria) of Baltimore, MD; Andrew Sanders III of Wadmalaw Island, SC and Shavontal Pinckney of Charleston, SC; three nieces Pastor Harriett Blake (Robert) of Johns Island, SC; JohnnieMae Hollington (Richard) of Johns Island, SC and Georgie Pinckney of Charleston, SC; one special grandniece Christina Hunter whom he adored; family in California as well as a host of other family members and friends.





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