Golden "Odell" Blake

  Golden Odell Blake, 81 of Middleport, Ohio passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Arbors Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy, Ohio.  Born February 5, 1939 in Mason County, WV.  The Son of the late William and Virgie Boggs Blake.
   Odell loved living life to the fullest, traveling the United States, taxi-cab driving in Chicago, Illinois, living in Bakersfield, California. Odell enjoyed listening to and singing Merle Haggard songs, he had a passion for helping others in need.  Odell loved all of his children with all his heart and soul, and had a weakness for pretty women.
   Odell is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Jill and Bill Cummings, Fraziers Bottom, WV, Bernice and Rick Wells, Crown City, OH, Lisa and Rick Wise, Middleport, OH, Tammy Quillen, Chester, OH. Sons, John Blake, Middleport, OH, Don "J.R." West, Columbus, OH.  Sisters, Sylvia Sayre, New Haven, WV, Goldie Willet, New Haven WV, and a brother, Bill and Peggy Blake, Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Ex-Wife and life-long friend Betty Taylor, Harrisonville, OH,  and Life-long friend Diane Smith, Middleport, OH.  9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
   In addition to his parents Odell was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Southern Blake, 3 brothers Roy, Pearl, and Delbert Blake and 1 sister Jewell Blake.
   Services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, OH.  A graveside service will be held at 3:00pm on Monday at the Riverview Cemetery Middleport, OH.

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