Kenneth Gary Blake, Jr., 58, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. He was born Sept. 27, 1958, in St. George to Kenneth “Red” and Pat Blake. He married his wife Gina Maria Chrisman on June 30, 1979.
Shortly after being born, Kenny and his family moved to Las Vegas where they spent nine years of his life. They moved back to St. George where he graduated from Dixie High School in 1976. After high school, he found his passion for business and construction. Kenny took pride in setting up and running his own business, K.C. Aluminum, for 32 years. Everyone that knew Kenny realized that he was a true craftsman and a man of his word, a handshake was all that was needed. Kenny enjoyed sharing his passion of craftsmanship with his children and teaching them the value of hard work.
Kenny had many hobbies that allowed him to enjoy life such as waterskiing, drag racing, hot rods, motorcycles, taking his family to new and exciting places, golfing and a good game of horseshoes (as long as he won). He found joy in sharing these hobbies with others and always found ways to make people laugh. Kenny’s favorite place was Lake Powell where he was able to share his love of water with his children. Being able to own a houseboat meant Kenny was able to slow down and spend time with his children, which allowed him to pass on and teach his children many of his life mottos and values.
Throughout Kenny’s life he faced many struggles but lived by his mottos, “Always work hard and never give up” and “Work hard, play harder.” He overcame these struggles and loved to use the knowledge he gained to help others. Kenny was often known to share his experiences with the hope of touching someone else’s life.
He is survived by his wife Gina Blake; his three children and their spouses, Nick (Brooke) Blake, Chris Blake, and Chelsey (Brandon) Baldwin; his grandchildren, Candice, Patsey, and Vivian; his parents, Red and Pat Blake; and his siblings, Gina Peterson, Betty Jo (Howard) Western, Kenna (David) Nelson, and Michael Blake.
Kenny’s family would like to thank all his family and friends who have been there and helped him through the last 17 years.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomington Hills Chapel at 1130 E. Brigham Road, St. George.
- Viewings will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5-7 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff St., St. George, and prior to services Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the chapel.
- Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, telephone 435-673-2454.
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