Mott Jerry Blake devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle went to be with his Lord and Savior on 02/18/2020. Mott was born in Guyandotte, WV and grew up on Barker Ridge attending Milton High School.
Mott attended Marshall University and while there met his wife Pauline through his best friend in ROTC, Tom Smith, who was Pauline’s brother. After graduating he went to work for Inco Alloys International where he worked as a research metallurgist where his team would eventually earn a patent for his research.
Mott and Pauline raised their family in LeSage WV and were always a guiding influence and example for not only their children but many of the children in their community. They became hosts to exchange students from abroad and developed an interest in many cultures and languages. They traveled to Japan, England, and France but their favorite destination was Pocohantas County, WV at Watoga State Park where they made many wonderful friends and great memories with their children and grandchildren. Mott was very proud of his children and grandchildren and was always a pillar of support and laughter for them. He took his grandchildren on many great adventures including a trip out west on a train to visit Montana, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, and South Dakota.
Mott was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Pauline Blake. Son, William Thomas Blake, parents Mott and Opal Blake, sister Mary Frazier, brother Tim Blake, and sister Ethel Underwood.
Mott is survived by daughter Karen Beazlie and husband Michael of Cary, NC , son Tim Blake of Atlanta Georgia, son Mott Jay Blake of Phoenix, Arizona, grandchildren Blake Beazlie and wife Kim of Denver, NC, grandson Benjamin Beazlie of Raleigh, NC, and granddaughter Emily Beazlie of Cary, NC, as well as numerous well-loved nephews and nieces.
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview Florida will handle arrangements with Pastor Jerry Nelson officiating. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home in Crestview Florida. The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 1 pm. Interment is at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview, Florida.
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