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Levi Watson Blakeney

Levi Watson Blakeney

Male 1919 - 1995  (76 years)

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  • Name Levi Watson Blakeney 
    Born 9 May 1919  Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1995  Tarrant, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Laurel Land Memorial Park, Tarrant, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14875  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2011 

    Father Gideon R. Blakeney,   b. 31 Mar 1875, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1925, Richland, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Ella Pearlea Tarpley,   b. 9 Dec 1878, Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1962, Richland, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1900 
    Family ID F5945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bernice Floye Smith,   b. 11 Sep 1919, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 2000, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Nov 1965  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2022 
    Family ID F5946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • SGT US Army WWII - Purple Heart

      Obituary: Lake Worth - Levi W Blakney, 76 a retired heavy equipment operator for Brown and Blakney Construction Co., died Tuesday at home. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitations: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Blakney was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Richland County, Ill. He had lived at Lake Worth since 1968. He retired from the construction company in 1981. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and was past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 708. Survivors: Wife, Bernice Blakney of Lake Worth; three sons, Tom Blakney of Olney, Earl Blakney of Fort Worth and Michael Blakney of Houston; three daughters, Ella May Scherer of Azle, Roberta Paul of Brazil, Ind., and Pat Denny of Lake Wells, Fla.; stepdaughter, Jene Ontiveros of Houston; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Biggers Funeral Home 7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

      Note: Levi was born May 9, 1919 not Sept 5, 1919, he was born in Champaign County not Richland County, Ill. Awarded the Purple Heart for outstanding performance of duty and meritorious acts of extraordinary fidelity and essential service during the attack on Hickam Field by Japanese forces (air-craft) on 7 December 1941. These enlisted men, with disregard for their personal safety, dispersed the gasoline servicing units at the Aqua System. With coolness and determination they moved gasoline and oil trucks to safety, driving through areas being subjected to machine gun fire from low flying enemy planes. Their action prevented destruction of valuable government equipment. The heroism displayed by these enlisted men reflected great credit upon themselves and the military service.