OBITUARY: Brian Paul Blake


On October 7, 2019, Brian Paul Blake, age 43, passed from this world to the arms of Jesus after a yearlong fight with brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme.
Brian was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 19, 1976 to Jeffrey and Mary (Johnson) Blake. As a student, he played varsity basketball, sang in chorus, and was the 1994 valedictorian of Milan High School. He graduated in 1998 from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. He later completed a Masters in Information Quality at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and had completed coursework and dissertation proposals at UALR for a doctorate in the same field. Brian spent twenty years
as an associate at Acxiom Corporation, most recently as a Senior Research Analyst. He taught, as an adjunct, courses in data management and quality at Harding University as well as serve as a sponsor for Knights Social Club.
Brian is survived by his wife of 21 years Sarah, as well as his children Asher, Ezekiel, Zane, Braxton, Brentley, Judah, Brooklyn, and Bronson. He is additionally survived by his parents Jeff and Mary Blake, his brother Scott Blake, and his grandfather Donald Blake. He was greeted in heaven by his beloved grandmother Judith Ann Blake as well as other relatives and dear friends.

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