Zirkle Blakey, known as “Booster”
by family and friends, died early Thursday morning,
March 19th, 2015. Born December 30th,
1925, he was the son of the late Zirkle and Mary
Neal Blakey and was predeceased by his sister
Margaret Trimmer and his brother James Edwin Blakey.
He is survived by his devoted
wife of 58 years, Jean; his two sons, Zirkle Blakey
III and his wife Laurie, and Robert Neal Blakey and
his wife Tammy; two grandchildren Mary Beth and her
husband Robert Dimitri, and Nathaniel.
Booster served in the U.S. Army
in World War II and was wounded in Germany in 1945.
For many years he was a merchant in Stanardsville.
The family wishes to express
sincere appreciation for the care extended by
Hospice of the Piedmont/Rapidan and the aides of
At-Home Care Staffing.
Reverend Chuck Winner will
officiate the service to be held on Saturday, March
21, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819
Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968.
The family will receive friends
at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial at the
Stanardsville Public Cemetery
will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family
suggests memorial donations be made to the
Stanardsville Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 37,
Stanardsville, Va. 22973
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling