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Richard A. (Dickie) Blakeman, Sr., 83, Greensburg, KY (1938-2022)

Richard Ayelette "Dickie" Blakeman, Sr. of Greensburg passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at his home. He was 83 years old.

The funeral services for Richard "Dickie" Blakeman, Sr. will be conducted at 1pmCT on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY. Burial will follow in the Fry Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard.

Visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Wednesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and will continue after 7amCT on Thursday until time of the funeral service.

Richard Ayelette "Dickie" Blakeman, Sr., son of the late Robert E. Blakeman and Elizabeth Sally Durham Blakeman, was born on Thursday, August 25, 1938 in Green County.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Fry Baptist Church. Mr. Blakeman was a self-employed building contractor, and was a Korean War and Vietnam War veteran having served in the United States Army.

Survived by his wife of 61 years, Connie Lou Keltner Blakeman of Greensburg having united in marriage on May 27, 1960.

Other survivors include two daughters and son-in-law: Pamela Ann and Keith Dobson of Greensburg, and Kerry and Rick Hornback of Buffalo; a son and daughter-in-law: Richard and Chrys Blakeman, Jr. of Indiana; a special son: Alan Posey and his wife, Leona of Green County; eight grandchildren: Niki Mitchell, Tasha Buckner and husband, Gary, Allie Jones and husband, Jonathan, Tyler Edward Blakeman, Chase Blakeman and fiance, Kayleigh Brewerr, Jacob Curtis Hornback, Beth Ellen Kuntz and husband, J.P., and Amanda Dawn Brown and husband, John; four great-grandchildren: Leah Trichelle Buckner, Kacey Paige Buckner, Kayleigh Iris Boley, and Isabella Kate Kuntz; a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Ron Gaunce of Texas, Marlene Blakeman, Pat Blakeman, and Judy Blakeman all of Greensburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Blakeman was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters: Robert "Bobby" Blakeman, Billy Blakeman, Charles Hughett Blakeman, Joe Durham Blakeman, Lynn Taylor Blakeman, Katherine Shuffett, and Lyda Anne Gaunce.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Fry Baptist Church Building Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Dickie Blakeman, Sr., 83, Greensburg, KY (1938-2022)

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