Robert Blade Sr.
Posted: June 22, 2022
MABEN — Robert Earl Blade Sr., 81, died June 20, 2022.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at Maben Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cary Sutphin, Rev. Rodney Glover and Rev. Robert Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Blade was born June 4, 1941, in Washington County, to the late Cornelius Sterling Blade and Bertha Adell Singleton Blade. He was formerly employed with Bryan Foods and Mississippi State University Poultry Farm and was a member of Maben Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Harpole Blade; daughter, Jackie Jackson of Vernon, Alabama; son, Robert Earl “Robbie” Blade Jr. of Maben; brother, Ronald Blade of Arcadia, Louisiana ; and five grandchildren.