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1972 Richard 2022

Richard G. Blake Jr.

December 12, 1972 — October 3, 2022


Richard G. Blake Jr., 49, of Newport, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6th, at the family home in Newport, officiated by Rev. Joseph Park.

Richard was born on December 12, 1972, in New Bern, North Carolina, to Richard and Martha Blake. He grew up in Newport and was a graduate of North Carolina State University where he majored in Engineering. Richard went on to work as a metallurgist studying the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements.

Richard has been with his wife, Samantha Long Blake, for the past 8 years. He enjoyed spending time with her along with their dogs, Nora and Bella. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, Richard Blake Sr. of Newport.

Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Blake.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be sent to St. James United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 250, Newport, NC 28570.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard G. Blake Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Blake Family Home

, Newport, NC 28570

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