February 19, 1946 - June 13, 2022
Jerry Thomas Blake, age 76 of Parrottsville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Walter and Ouida Carmichael Blake, born to them on February 19, 1946 in Clearwater, Florida. Jerry was a very loving and fun person. He loved dancing and hosting parties at his home, when he lived in Florida. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a Mason. He loved collecting guns, flashlights, and enjoyed boat racing, especially his HydroStream which was his favorite boat out of several he owned. Along with enjoying riding motorcycles, Jerry also excelled in bicycling. He would often ride 3,000 miles per year. He united in Marriage to Patsy Finney in a semi-formal wedding, in the middle of the Suwannee River in Old Town, Florida. Along with his parents, Jerry is preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Lamar Rich and his brothers-in-law, Dorsey Stephen Finney, Forrest Poff, and James Brightwell. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Patsy Finney Blake; his daughters, Michelle Ann Blake-Collins (Thomas) and Kerry Lynn Blake; his step-sons, Scott Murphy (Kimberly) and Robert Whiteley (Allyson); his grandchildren, Owen Collins, Ruby Collins, Trinity Spencer, Dancia Murphy, Collin Murphy and Zachary Whitely; his sisters-in-law, Joyce Poff and Gloria Brightwell; Jerry is also survived by a host of many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends left behind to cherish his memory. Funeral services for Jerry Thomas Blake will be conducted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services with Rev. Mike Anglin officiating. The Blake family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday after 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 1:00 P.M. A committal service will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Mountain Home National Cemetery with family members and friends serving as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery no later than 1:50 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization in loving memory of Jerry. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Blake Family.
Jerry Thomas Blake, age 76 of Parrottsville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 in the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late Walter and Ouida Carmichael Blake, born to them on February 19, 1946 in Clearwater, Florida.... View Obituary & Service Information
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