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Willie Ray Blitch

Willie Ray Blitch passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his home. He was 82. Born in Alachua, he has been here in this area his entire life. He retired after 37 years of service from Carlon Plastics in High Springs. He loved eating catfish and shrimp, and loved hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his sister Mary Sue Smith, niece Pam Dampier, step brother Henry Clifton Smelley of Hawthorne, FL., two children Tammy and David, and his two favorite beagles, Millie and Dixie.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Forest Grove Baptist Church, with a reception following. Burial will be private at a later date.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!