Bobby Ralph Blakey, 72, of Siloam Springs, passed away at his home on July 19, 2020.
Bobby was born on November 21, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri. He was the son of Ralph Washington Blakey and Beulah Marie Hampton Blakey. He attended the Southwest Missouri University, graduating with the class of 1969.He had been the Manager of the All-Star Gas Company in Siloam Springs for many years before his retirement. Bobby served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid deer hunter and annually attended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deer Hunt for the Mobility Impaired/Disabled Military. Bobby loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by one daughter, Tammy Smith and husband Ty Davis of Sachse, Texas; one sister, Betty Burks of Ozark, Missouri; his grandson, Garrett Smith and fiancé Brittany Anderson of Josephine, Texas; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by one sister Pat Strong and her husband Arlie Strong, both of Batesville, Arkansas along with a brother in law, Floyd Burks.
Funeral service will be held at the Lutie Cemetery Pavilion in Theodosia, Missouri on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 3:00pm. Arrangements are entrusted to the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
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