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Ronald "Reggie" Blades

December 11, 1941 June 16, 2021
Ronald "Reggie" Blades
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Reggie Blades, age 79 of Harrisburg, Illinois passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at his residence due to ALS. He was born December 11, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Ronald and Eleanor Blades. Ronald attended First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Illinois, served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968, taught typing, business, and P.E. at Harrisburg High School for over 30 years and, worked at Jerry’s Honda Shop for 28 years.

He was preceded in death by his two sons: Brad Blades and Ryan Blades.

Surviving are his Daughter, Rhonda Blades, attorney in Carmi, Illinois. Brother, Howard Blades of OshKosh, Wisconsin. Grandson that he raised, Aidan Blades, Paint and Auto Body Technician for Counts Kustoms in Las Vegas, Nevada. Four grandchildren, Seth Blades of Morganfield, Kentucky, Skylar Blades, NHRA Top Fuel mechanic for Brittany Force’s Team, Cody Inabnit, serving in the United States Army and Peyton Inabnit of Carmi, Illinois.

Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Taylor Field in Harrisburg, Illinois, with private burial to follow. Visitation is from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Taylor Field in Harrisburg, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association.

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Visitation

Tuesday

22

Jun

5:00 PM 6/22/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/22/2021 7:00:00 PM
Taylor Field

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Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

Taylor Field
_ Harrisburg 62946 Illinois
United States

Service

Tuesday

22

Jun

7:00 PM 6/22/2021 7:00:00 PM
Taylor Field

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Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

Taylor Field
_ Harrisburg 62946 Illinois
United States
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