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December 07th, 2021

james blakemoreJames A. Blakemore, Jr., 81, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. 

He was born in July 1940 to James A. Blakemore, Sr. and Ola A. Francis Blakemore in Liberal. 

He graduated from Wentworth Military Academy. He served on the USS Midway after joining the USMC in 1961. 

He was a lifelong entrepreneur and developer involved in many business pursuits, including the founding of Todays Savings and Loan in Liberal, and Big Boys Toys RV and Boat Storage Condominiums in Glendale, Ariz.

He enjoyed his days of cattle ranching, spending time with friends and family, travel, golfing and meeting new people in the time spent with his wife in their RV adventures.

Survivors include his sons, Beaux and Scott.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jane B. Feitelson and Joyce E. Yeager; and his wife of 47 years, Eileen C. Black Blakemore.

• There will be no funeral services, at his request. However, Memorial Donations may be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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