David Charles ‘D.C.’ Blakley
Published 1:43 pm Friday, May 21, 2021
He was born on March 30, 1938 in Forsyth County to the late Horace Everette and Thelma Elizabeth Thompson Blakley.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and retired from Sara Lee after 37 years. He was a member of Advance Masonic Lodge 710 and Clemmons Chapter 373 Order of the Eastern Star.
He was also preceded in death by: his first wife, Gerry Blakley Hartsell; his brother, Robert Blakley; and sister-in-law, Joann Blakley.
Survivors: his wife, Betty Merrell Koontz Blakley of the home; 3 children, Gary Blakley (Shannon) of Winston-Salem, Donna Watts of Holly Ridge and Angela Koontz Spillman (Michael) of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Hunter Blakley, Shaelyn Blakley, Stephanie Watts, Michael Watts, and Taylor Hunt (Titus); siblings, Kenneth Blakley, Allen Blakley (Ann), Jimmy Blakley (Juanita), Geraldine Carter (Craig), Nancy Harris (Gene); sister-in-law, Joann Blakley; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m., Monday, May 24 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery with Masonic rites. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 23, at Eaton Funeral Home.
Memorials: Melissa Merrell Scholarship Fund of Fork Baptist, 3140 US 64 E., Mocksville; or to Prayers and Squares of First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.