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Richard G. Blake Jr.

December 12, 1972 ~ October 3, 2022 (age 49)


Richard G. Blake Jr., 49, of Newport, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6th, at the family home in Newport, officiated by Rev. Joseph Park.

Richard was born on December 12, 1972, in New Bern, North Carolina, to Richard and Martha Blake. He grew up in Newport and was a graduate of North Carolina State University where he majored in Engineering. Richard went on to work as a metallurgist studying the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements.

Richard has been with his wife, Samantha Long Blake, for the past 8 years. He enjoyed spending time with her along with their dogs, Nora and Bella. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, Richard Blake Sr. of Newport.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Blake.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be sent to St. James United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 250, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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Celebration of Life
October 6, 2022

7:00 PM
Blake Family Home

Newport, NC 28570


St. James United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 250, Newport NC 28570
Tel: 1-252-223-4231

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