MEREDITH — Orris M. Blake, 89, of Abbey Lane, passed away at his home on November 4.
Born in Meredith on February 21, 2013, he was the son of Marvin and Anna (Drake) Blake. He has been a resident of Meredith most all his life.
Orris worked with his father in the family sawmill business and later he was employed by the State of NH Department of Transportation as a patrolman.
Orris and his wife traveled in their early retirement years. He enjoyed driving his tractor, cutting wood, gardening, and fishing. Orris was devoted to his family and loved helping them with outdoor projects.
Orris was a World War II US Army veteran and served in the Pacific.
Orris was predeceased by a brother Frank, and a daughter-in-law Barbara.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Deborah (White) Blake, his children: Wayne Blake and his wife Lavon, Dwight Blake, Steven Blake and his wife Sandra, Cheryl Johnson and her husband Oscar, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, sister, Ruth Royea.
Private Service and burial were held on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Pemi-Baker Community Health, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. 03264
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth, were in charge of the arrangements.