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Blake Blakewood '58 January 24, 2024 3:57 PM updated: January 24, 2024 4:06 PM

Blake Warren Blakewood 

July 29, 1932 - January 5, 2024 

A Graveside service for Dr. Blake W. Blakewood will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville with Reverend Stewart Holloway officiating.

Dr. Blake Warren Blakewood of Pineville, Louisiana was born on July 29, 1932. He passed away peacefully on January 5, 2024 at the age of 91 surrounded by loved ones. Blake was born in Lecompte and spent his youthful years growing up in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Baton Rouge High School where he was Senior Class President and graduated second in his class.

Blake went on to attend LSU, where he received a scholarship that reduced his tuition to $15. He graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. During his time at LSU he was a member of the Block and Bridle Club and President of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

After LSU, Blake continued his education at Texas A&M University where he received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1958. He loved LSU, but he was also very proud to be an Aggie! You would hear him often saying, "Gig em Aggies!"

Blake was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for 4 years and served active duty at Fort Sill, OK.

Blake's first job as a Veterinarian was in Cullman, AL for Pfizer. After a few years, he returned to Louisiana to be close to family and began working for the State of Louisiana as the Veterinarian for the Central Louisiana Diagnostic Lab on the campus of LSUA. He served as the director of the lab for 40 years before he retired. He made many good memories and lifelong friends during his years on the LSUA campus.

Blake also spent a lot of his time farming and raising cattle. He enjoyed time spent outdoors. He also spent many years coaching youth sports teams including baseball, softball, and soccer.

In 1970, Blake met Lola Belle Brown of Texas and they were married shortly after. They were married for 53 years. He was a loving husband and devoted to his family. He will be remembered for his servant's heart and willingness to help others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Blake was preceded in death by his parents Eldred G. Blakewood, II and Julia Huffman Blakewood; his brothers Eldred G. Blakewood, III and Charles Blakewood; and his sister Julie Blakewood Newsom.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lola B. Blakewood; his daughter Laura Cox and her husband Rob Cox, Brian Blakewood and wife Vickie Blakewood; and five grandchildren, Travis Cox, Kristen Blakewood, Leigh Cox Hood, Ashlyn Blakewood, and Shelby Blakewood.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to First Baptist Church of Pineville, 901 Main Street, Pineville, Louisiana 71360.


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