Gerald H. Blake, age 84, of Moundsville, WV died Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his son’s home in Cameron, WV.

He was born July 9, 1937 in Wetzel County, WV the son of the late Ogal and Edna Gouldsberry Blake.

He was a retired coal miner from Ireland Mine; a Christian by faith; and he loved to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with his grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Blake; a daughter, Brenda VanScyoc; two sisters, Gladys Crow, and Mary Jean Frohnapfel; two brothers, Joe V. and Paul Blake; and a great-grandson, Kaden Blake.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald H.,II (Debra) Blake of Cameron, Terry (Barb) Blake of Maryland, and Jeff Blake of Moundsville; his twin sister, Geraldine Drake of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Amedysis Hospice and Breanna Mileto, for the care given to Gerald.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1pm with Pastor Rodney Hubbs officiating.

Entombment in Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum, Moundsville.

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