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William Blake

June 18, 1934 — August 15, 2023

William Sheldon Blake 89, of Wake, VA peacefully went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on August 14, 2023. Sheldon was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Maxine; his parents, Emmett, and Susie; brother Franklin, and sister Shirley. Sheldon is survived by his companion Doris Norton; two sons Donald (Amy) and Wayne (Angela). Papa to his 4 grandchildren, Vail, Chris (Stephanie), Kamryn and Kristin; his 2 great-grandchildren Maxyne and Kylan; and brother John (Janet). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He also left behind his little dog Lucy who was his sidekick.

Sheldon was a retired Mechanic from Chesapeake Corporation in West Point, VA. He served in the Army National Guard and was a lifetime member of the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department. Those that knew Sheldon, quickly found out that he didn’t know many strangers. He was humble and helped many in need. He also had a mischievous nature about him that would make you laugh, and most of the time had a good story to tell. He loved to work in his garden, attend car racing events, play gospel music, and spend time with his family.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 21, 2023, at Harmony Grove Baptist Church. All friends and family are welcome.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 205, Hartfield , VA. 23071

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda is a assisting the family
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