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Blakelock, Barton B.

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June 14, 1937 - July 26, 2021

Blakelock, Barton B.

Reverend Barton Bruce Blakelock passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 26th, 2021.  In his final days, he was cared for by his wife Sandra and his six children.

Bruce Blakelock, as he was known to everyone,  was born on June 14, 1937 in Buffalo, New York.  He was the youngest of three children born to Wallace and Bernice Blakelock.  He attended Clarkson College in Potsdam, New York and Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Springfield, Illinois where he earned a Master of Divinity.  Upon graduation, he was ordained into the ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in Orange, Texas where he served for twenty three years.  Following a move to Kingwood, Texas he served churches in Cleveland and New Caney, Texas.

He is survived by Sandra Blakelock, his spouse of 58 years and children, Paul Blakelock (spouse Sherry), Pamela Caswell (spouse Cecil), Jonathan Blakelock (spouse Dana), Tabitha Coon (spouse Donald), Mark Blakelock (spouse Kim), Matthew Blakelock (spouse Sarah), and predeceased infants Elizabeth Ann Blakelock, William Daniel Blakelock.  Bruce left a legacy of eighteen grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church on August 8th at 2:00.  The church is located at 3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood TX 77339.


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Celebration of life will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church on August 8th at 2:00.  The church is located at 3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood TX 77339.


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Robert L campbell

August 02, 2021 5:18AM

Sandra, Paul, Pamela, ohathon, Tabitha, Mathew, and Mark, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You were good next door neighbors for many years. Bruce always had a positive approach to life, and was always a firm practitioner of his faith, May he rest in peace.

Bob Campbell'
Orange, Texas


Ed&Lou Parton

August 01, 2021 10:42PM

he was our pastor and friend for over 20 yrs We loved him and Sandy. our prayers are with you.


Robert “Bubba” Lanning

July 30, 2021 10:13PM

Pastor taught me slot about God and life. From deer hunting at the Art Hilton to listening to him and Johnny Smith discuss religion. One piece of advice he gave was “Impression without Expression leads to Depression “. He will be missed.


Sheryl Jeanise Nance

July 30, 2021 8:13PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Pastor Blakelock’s passing. He was always warm and made us feel comfortable in church. God bless all of his family.


Kathy Deitz

July 30, 2021 7:20PM

God has called home another faithful servant. Your smile and presence will be missed. Your beautiful legacy will continue through the awesome family you and Sandy raised. Hugs to the Blakelock family