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William Bill Blakely

  William Maxwell “Bill” Blakely, 88, resident of Abbeville Nursing Home widower of Doris Garrett Blakely passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.

  Born in Simpsonville, SC he was a son of the late William Fredrick Blakely and Lola Maxwell Blakely.

  Bill was a 1954 graduate of Clemson University with a Major in Textiles. He was a retired Plant Manager of Rocky River Mills for over 30 years. Bill was an active member of Main St. United Methodist Church where he sang in the church choir, was a member of the Finance Committee, former President of Methodist Men, and was a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class. He enjoyed going to Clemson football games and was an avid Clemson Tiger fan.

  Survivors include: two sons: Fred Blakely of the home and Russell Blakely (Tracie) of Chattanooga, TN; one sister Margaret Rogers of Camden, SC; three grandsons Nick, Tyler and Dustin Blakely; and two great grandchildren, Kingston and Kinsley of Ooltewah, TN.

He was preceded in death by a son Danny Blakely.

  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Nov. 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Main St. United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Arant officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Saturday afternoon at the church prior to services.

  Memorials in memory of Bill may be made to Main St. UMC, PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620.

  The family would like to express their gratitude to the Staff and Doctors at Abbeville Nursing Home for the love and support given to Bill.


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A candle was lit in memory of William Bill Blakely

fred blakely Jun 20 2021 10:29 AM

merry christmas
fred and russ

fred Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

happy birthday heaven
fred and russ

fred May 15 2020 12:00 AM

merry christmas
fred and russ

fred Dec 25 2019 12:00 AM

dad i miss you so much
fred and russ blakely

fred Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Fred and Russ ,
So sorry to hear of your dads death he was a great father n law to me and loved him deeply my prayers are with yall in this time love and carol

CarolBlakely Strickland Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

CarolBlakely Strickland Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

Such a sweet person. So sorry for your loss.

Susan Gladden Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Bill's death. I worked with him many years ago at the Rocky Plant. He was a pleasure to work with and was a real gentleman. Please accept my sympathy for the family.

Richard Strawhorn Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

Bill was a fine man that was always a pleasure to visit with. We enjoyed many conversations with him talking about "The Tigers" and other interesting things. Fred you and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rufus & Mary Sherard Oct 31 2019 12:00 AM

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