Rev. Donald Dean Blakeman

rev. donald blakeman
Fairview ~ Reverend Donald Dean Blakeman, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Reverend Blakeman was born in Decatur, Illinois to the late Joseph and Frances Kelley Blakeman. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War. He preached for over 52 years and had pastored churches in Dayton, Ohio, Homestead, Florida and others around Western, NC. Surviving Mr. Blakeman is his wife of 56 years, Margie Faye Miracle Blakeman; four children, Donald Wayne Blakeman, Sandra Suttles (Larry), Edwin Blakeman (Iris) and Sue Blakeman, all of Hendersonville; also surviving are three sisters, Audrey Fugate of Dayton, OH, Arnetta Ramsey of Dayton, OH and Alice Ray of Kingsport, TN; a brother, Dick Blakeman of Dayton, OH; 8 grandchildren, Elizabeth Suttles and her fiancé, Dane Meredith, Stacey Winkleman (Ryan), Joseph Younger, Joshua Younger, Hannah Blakeman, Samantha Younger, Gayle Suttles and Amy Suttles; 4 great grandchildren, Korey Suttles, Hailey Suttles, Colin Suttles and the Apple of his eye, Grayson Winkleman and a host of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 25, 2012 in the chapel of the State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain with Reverend Mark Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, Thursday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road.

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  1. Uncle Don was a kind man.

    Aunt Faye, Donnie, Sandra, Eddie and Sue. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Allen & Melody

  2. Rev. Blakeman, God’s faithful servant, a very humble man is the way I will always remember him. Much Love and Prayers to all the family. With my deepest sympathy.

  3. Don, sorry I could not be there as they lay you to rest, but I will be there in spirit. I will miss talking to you on phone to let you know how everyone is doing here. I love you. Your sister Audrey.

  4. We shared some great times, nothing but great memories. Don was a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers to Faye and the family. Malcolm & Joyce Ingle

  5. Eddi,
    You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of the Lord keep you and comfort you through this difficult time.

  6. Sandra:
    May God strengthen you and your family as you lay your dad to rest. May you have peace knowing that he is with God and his memories will always be with you.

  7. r

    On Oct 24 I was blessed to hear his last message, IKings17,8-16. Bro
    Blakeman’s meal was not wasted,nor had his oil failed. A faithful soldier to the end. God bless your family and thank you for sharing him with us.

  8. We send our condolences to the family of Rev Blakeman…Prayer are being sent your way.God bless you,
    Les & Jan Turner

  9. Please call me Ian your cousin Glenda Sue Kelly 2392730327 out like to find you sisters god bless you rest by aunt Frances

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