Ardy Emmitt Blakley Jr.

Ardy Blakley Jr.

Ardy E. Blakley, Jr. was born May 15, 1931 in Lott, Tx and has been a resident of Texas City since 1951, where he married the love of his life, Barbara Froeschl, with whom he spent the next 64 years. He fondly became known around Texas City as “the bread man”, making bread and delivering it to shut ins or just anyone he thought needed a little extra love and kindness. He faithfully visited the sick and ministered to those in the hospital daily. He had so much love to give. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church, TC.

Awaiting his arrival in the Kingdom of our Lord were his wife, Barbara, along with his father, Ardy E. Blakley, Sr., mother, Bessie Lee Beckworth Blakley, sisters Wanda Fischer and Lurlene LaGrone. Walking with them on those streets paved in Gold are his son, Ardy E. Blakley, III (and his wife, Rebecca) and his daughter, Barbara Jean Hollingsworth

Left on this earth to cherish his memories are his daughter, Elaine Holley (Doug Myers), son Martin Persson (Sheila) of Cary, NC. Grand-children, Sybil Holley Montez (R. Anthony), Ardy E. Blakley, IV, all of Texas City, Kealee Stewart-Heise of Katy, Tx, Shaun Hollingsworth of Mt Carmel, IL and Mandy Whitley (Casey) of Marshall, IL and Erik, Alex and Emma of Cary, NC. And his pride and joy, his great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Amber and Elyse Brown, MacKayla Hollingsworth, Justin, Melody and Jacob Whitley, Rebecca Perkins, Nevaeh Heise and Emilia Hollingsworth.

Services will be Monday, December 7th at 2pm with visitation beginning at 1pm.  Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Texas City under the direction of Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City.   Pallbearers will be Danny Assuncao, David Wyatt, Royce James, Mike Domec, Corky Velasco and Ron Mason. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Harvey, Max Montegut, Tom Clements, Leslie Johns, Neb Selman and Eldred Doty.  Pastors Robert Miller and Dennis Johns of First Baptist Church will be officiating.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Mainland Primary Care Physicians for loving him as they did, Dr's Fan Li, Dorothy Merritt and Sid Acharya as well as everyone at Mainland Medical Center...from ICU to Food Services to Housekeeping. He will be missed by so many.

In lieu of normal remembrances, friends and family who wish may make memorial gifts to:

The Gideon’s Mainland Campus or Funds for Ardy E. Blakley, Jr. in care of First Baptist Church to help with final expenses.