William E. Blakely Sr. 1927-2013

NEW SPRINGFIELD – William E. Blakley Sr., 86, formerly of Coitsville, died Friday morning, Oct. 25, 2013, at Ivy Woods Manor in North Lima.

William was born June 20, 1927, in Struthers, the son of William J. and Mary Blakley.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean War, and during peacetime, retiring as an E9 chief petty officer.

He retired from the General Motors Assembly Plant in Lordstown.

Survivors include five grandchildren, including Don Jr. Hileman of Austintown; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel Hiet Blakley; a son, William E. Blakley Sr.; a daughter, Diana Hileman; and a brother.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kinnick Funeral Home, Youngs-town. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A committal service with military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.