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Richard Lee Blake
1953-2024

Richard Lee Blake, 70, passed away May 23, 2024, at University of Kansas Health Systems – ER, Great Bend, Kansas. He was born on October 6, 1953, in Hays, Kansas to James and Ella “Lee” (Duke) Blake. On May 13, 1975, he married Joan Gardner in Townsend, Massachusetts; they later divorced.

A lifetime resident of Hoisington, Kansas, Richard worked as a manager and cook at The Rack Billiard Café. Prior to that, he spent most of his life working in the oilfield. He enjoyed watching sports, including the Kansas City Chiefs, and spending time with his family, especially with his grandson.

Survivors include daughter, Cindy Blake of Great Bend; grandson, James Blake of Great Bend; three brothers, Bill Blake and wife, Pat, of San Diego, California, Mike Asbury of Winfield, Kansas, and John Massey of Plymouth Falls, Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews; and ex-wife, Joan.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Blake, Jr.; sisters, Connie Vasquez and Pam Moore; and grandparents, Robert and Clemmie Bradley.

Visitation will take place from noon to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2024, with family receiving guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2024, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Reverend Dick Ogle presiding. Inurnment will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2024, at Hoisington City Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to the Richard Blake Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530.

Visitation

Bryant Funeral Home
1425 S Patton Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
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Service/Mass

Bryant Funeral Home
1425 S Patton Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
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Interment Funeral

Hoisington City Cemetery
415 E. 9th
Hoisington, KS 67544
620-653-4125
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Funeral Home in Charge

Bryant Funeral Home
1425 S Patton Rd
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-793-3525
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