Ardell Dean Blaise, Sr., 82, of Harker Heights passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at his residence.
His wishes were to be celebrated by his family in friends through their cherished memories they had together.
Ardell Dean Blaise, Sr., was born on September 7, 1940, to Fred and Dorothy Blaise in Higbee, Missouri. He was a jack of all trades and was self-employed. He married Linda Kapplan in May of 1993 in Bell County Texas.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Blaise on May 16, 2018; son, Jerry Blaise; a brother, Terry Blaise and a sister, Anna Lewis.
Ardell is survived by four daughters, Rebecca Blaise of Harker Heights, Aimee Graham of Harker Heights, Kim White of Indiana and Patty Gunningham of Texas; a son Ardell Blaise, Jr of Oklahoma; a brother, Richard Blaise of Kingsland, Texas along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.
A LETTER FROM HEAVEN (WHERE I NOW LIVE)
About this place where I now live, There is so much I have to tell.
It is calm and peaceful here,
God reigns supreme and all is well.
I am with loved ones and friends, Who settled here some time ago.
And all the joys I with them share, I'm sure you will be glad to know.
We have no racial problems here,
No one is lonely or alone.
And how I wish that you could see The stately mansion that I own.
There is no sickness, grief or death,
To mar the beauty of this place.
And lights that are brighter than the sun, Shines from the Blessed Master's Face.
So do not grieve for me my dears, But rather when you kneel to pray, Thank God for my arrival home
Where free from pain I am today.
Keep Christmas and the birthdays too,
That to us all were very dear, With love to keep your memories green,
As I shall always keep them here.
The time has come for me to close, And there isn't much more I can say.
Except don't think of me as gone,
I'M ONLY A PRAYER AWAY