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William K. "Kenny" Blakeman

William “Kenny” Blakeman, 78, of 856 Lovelace Road went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lively Stones Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Kent officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at Amy’s home (605 Red Marshall Road, Pelham). Kenny was born in Versailles, KY to the late Opal and Grace Fields Blakeman. He retired from the Caswell County Sherriff’s Department with over 25 years of service and continued his service as a Game Warden at Farmer’s Lake for several years. He was a longtime and faithful member of Lively Stones Baptist Church. Kenny was known in the community for his gospel group, “The Disciples”. They performed often at the church and recorded a very popular album. In his younger days, he lived his dream in Nashville singing country/western music by recording and performing with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and many more. He was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting. Kenny was larger than life and was easily recognized by his cowboy hat and western attire. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Barber Blakeman; his brother, Wayne Lyons and sister, Linda Heady. He is survived by his daughters, Christy Blakeman Martin and husband, Stan and Cheryl Amy Blakeman Foster and husband, Ronnie; grandchildren, Madison and Holli Martin, Blake and Chase Foster; and a large extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to Lively Stones Baptist Church, 2347 Chandler Mill Road, Pelham, NC 27311. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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Kenny, i just heard, i know your in awesome hands, and looking down , saying i didn't wreck you, you hit me in turn 2 lol, i miss you, miss your voice and stories, like a grandpa/ father to me over the racing years, love you man, i will see you again :) Jeffrey Elliott

Jeffrey Elliott Nov 24 2019 2:44 PM

We never got to meet Kenny in person, but he was there every night to join the group. Kenny was sim racer. He didn't care if he won or lost. It was all about the friends that he had made. To all his family friends and thousands that he has helped over his lifetime. I have added one of many of Kenny's cars that he sim raced with. Before Kenny would sign off each night he would say you boys have a good night and a better day tomorrow and God bless you boys. Ray Hulick Jr. and all his sim racing buddy's.

Ray Hu;ick Oct 7 2019 3:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William K. "Kenny" Blakeman

Rhonda Boyd Oct 5 2019 1:13 PM

Such a sweet gentle man, Kenny will be truly missed

Elaine Mcguire Oct 4 2019 12:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William K. "Kenny" Blakeman

Alice Setliff Oct 4 2019 7:30 AM

He was the tallest man i ever new he would come to my Mom & Dad's house he would have to bend his head to come through the door in Kentucky. we would visit them in Indiana sure did enjoy visit's with them Loved Kenny Prayer's to the family

Brenda Aubrey Young Cousin Oct 3 2019 11:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William K. "Kenny" Blakeman

Debbie Hyler Oct 3 2019 9:45 PM

Kenny was like a big brother to me. I loved him so much. He was always there to lend a helping hand. My heart just broke when I found out he had passed away. I enjoyed our times of singing together and making that album with him. He will be surely missed. My prayers are with you, Amy and Cristy. Debbie Hyler

Debbie Hyler Oct 3 2019 9:38 PM

A lifetime of memories of Kenny will forever be with me. No person will ever have a closer friend as I had with Kenny for close to fifty years. There is no way to explain my hurt and loss, but knowing where he is now refreshes my soul and heart beyond explanation. Thank you Jesus for allowing us to have friendship with Kenny for this many years, and to the Blakeman family I love you all and pray for each and everyone of you during this time of hurt :broken_heart: and greif.God Bess everyone of you.

Ralph Strader Oct 3 2019 6:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William K. "Kenny" Blakeman

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