David Carl Blake Sr. age 64 of Salem, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 22, 2021. He was born May 22, 1956 to the late Robert and Nancy Blake. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife; Carolyn (Gandee) Blake, children; David(Sara) Blake Jr., Elizabeth (Travis Black) Blake, Shawna Marie Blake, 14 grandchildren, siblings; Barbara Barringer, Lucyann Blake, Susan Reed, Kim (Sandy) Gandee, Nancy Brooks, sister-in-laws; Chris Blake, Betty Blake, Gloria (James) Rogers, Becky Gandee, brother-in-law’s; Kenny(Connie) Gandee, Tim (Peggy) Gandee, Kim (Sandy) Gandee and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert and Clarence Blake, his in-laws; Irvin (Elizabeth) Gandee, 3 sisters-in-law and 6 brothers-in-law. David enjoyed spending time outdoors; hunting, fishing, camping, and cooking out. He was a member of The Home Mission Church and he enjoyed attending and singing during services. What he valued the most was the previous time he spent with his family including his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was the greatest Pap anyone could have. Visitation will be held at The Home Mission Church, 20836 Oak Street Alliance Tuesday from 11am-12pm. A funeral service will follow at 12 pm with Pastor Herb Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Quaker Hill Cemetery immediately following. Anyone wishing to send flowers for the service can send them directly to the church. Friends and family may share their online condolences at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.