David C. Blakely Sr., age 63, Joplin, MO, passed away on Friday May1, 2020, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR, following an illness.
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David was born on December 22, 1956 in Smithville, MO, the son of the late Donald and Janet (Finnefrock) Blakely. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He worked for twenty-five years as a lineman and was an independent contractor, he took great pride in his work. He was an avid motorcyclist and he loved his Harley Davidson. David’s joy in life was his family. He loved watching his grandchildren grow.
David was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David Blakely Jr. in 2005. He is survived by his girlfriend, DeAnn (Cole) Jones, Joplin; his daughter, Megan Eileen Tregle and her husband Dustin and their children, AnnaBelle, Desiree`, and Bethonie, all of Des Allemands, LA; a step-daughter, Morgan Hartje and husband Elijah and their children, Maddie, Logan, Brookie, and Tristan, all of Joplin; a step-son, Chase Jones and wife Shelby and their children, Bentley, Kolton and Peyton, all of Joplin; and one sister, Boni-Beth Bever and husband Ernie, Lawrence, KS. and a granddaughter, Lillyanna Burris (Blakely).
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Pastor Shane Munn will officiate. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mason-Woodard prior to the service. Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Osborne Evergreen Cemetery in Osborne, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.