• Former Haleyville Mayor, Robert Blake

    Robert F Blake Jr. was born September 5, 1945, to Dr Robert F Blake, Sr. and Sara Youngblood Blake. Robert was a Haleyville High School graduate and later attended Samford University where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Once he completed college he returned to Haleyville where he became a business owner and involved in local politics. Jan.15 ,1972 He married, Virginia (Gin’a) Johnson. They remained in Haleyville and worked together raising a family and running an Independent Insurance Agency. After retirement they relocated to Hoover, Alabama, and have enjoyed the city life.

    In additional to his wife, Robert is survived by his daughter Jessica Hallmark (Chris), son Morgan Blake (Kristy), Granddaughters Emma Glenn Hallmark, Piper Ann Blake, Grandsons Alex Littleton, Noah Littleton, Godchildren, Wendy Swann (Bill), Will Swann (Libby Ann), Mary Claire Camp (Riley). Brother-in-law John Lowe, Sister-in-laws Sandra Box (Sparky), Lanelle Sutherland. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, Ashley Richardson, Stacey Andrews (Hal), Jonathan Lowe (Allison), Patrick Lowe (Kim) Jeff Sutherland, Ben Sutherland, Matt Sutherland (Sarah), Stuart Box (Audrey) and Shana Box (Billy), And special Cousins Frances Ann Murphy (Mike), Brandy Lee (Curt), Clancey Smith, Lindsey McCullough (Brent)

    He was preceded in death by his parents along with his Sisters Sara Dean Richardson, and Tommie BlakeLowe

    Services will be held Jan. 15, 2023 at the Haleyville Methodist Church.