David Charles ‘D.C.’ Blakley

Published 1:43 pm Friday, May 21, 2021

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Mr. David Charles “D.C.” Blakley, 83, of Aubrey Merrell Road, Mocksville, died on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Lexington Healthcare Center.

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.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.