Joseph Eric Blake, 47, of Raleigh, NC passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 in UNC Hospital Chapel Hill NC. His funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, August 10, 2015 in South Albemarle Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Law and Rev. Jesse Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 PM.
Born June 20, 1968 in Stanly County, Joseph was the son of Joe and Evelyn Poplin Blake of Albemarle. He was educated at Albemarle High School, and then graduated from NC State University with a degree in Business Administration. He was the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. He was a member of Benson Memorial Methodist Church in Raleigh. Joseph was also a graduate of Joyce Harwood’s School of Piano.
In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by his son Joseph Tyler Blake of Raleigh, NC. He also survived by a number of extended cousins who were very special to him.
The family requests that memorials be made to South Albemarle Baptist Church, 1005 S 2nd Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Gideon’s International, South Stanly Camp, P.O. Box 585, Albemarle, NC 28002.