Marion Eugene Blakely, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the State Veteran's Home in Jackson. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00PM at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will be at 10AM Friday in the funeral home chapel with interment at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Mr. Blakely was a retired Korean War Veteran and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Madison.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Eugene and Ruby Lyles Blakely; wife, Margaret Taylor Blakely; son, David Allen Blakely; sister, Mary Elizabeth Osbourne; and brothers, Bruce Allen Blakely and Rev. Billy Blakely.
He is survived by his sons, Michael E., Travis Ray, and Tommy Gene Blakely; daughters, Doris M. Yarbrough and Margaret Ann Purvis; brothers, Rev. Robert Earl, David, Harry, Larry and Deen Blakely; sisters, Annie Mae Goss and Ruby Lilian Baker; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.