Joe H. Blakemore, 65, of Tontitown, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home. He was born February 4, 1952 in Fayetteville to James Orville and Audie Thomas Blakemore. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Reed Blakemore; four sons, David Reed of the home, Matthew Blakemore and wife Haava of Ave Maria, Florida, Sgt. FC Matt Blakemore and wife Kristen of Milton, Florida, Adam Blakemore and wife Jill of Cullman, Alabama; four daughters, Angie Jo Blakemore and Jennifer Blakemore both of California, April Blakemore Hogan of Cullman, Alabama, Kimberly Reed Ditsworth and husband Parker of Siloam Springs; one brother, Thomas Blakemore of Philippines; and seven grandchildren, Audelia, Conner, Shelby, Lila, Abram Joe, Luke and Ella. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Online guestbook at www.heritageofnwa.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2222, Little Rock, Ark. 72203-9984.
Published April 13, 2017