Obituaries » Keith Ray Blass
September 21, 1963 - April 14, 2018
Keith Ray Blass, age 54, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Mercy Health, St. Rita’s Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Keith was born September 21, 1963 in Canton, OH, to Gary Allen and Janice Kay (VanVoorhis) Blass. On June 14, 1986 he married Barbara (Gurney) Blass who survives in Elida.
Keith was a 1982 graduate of Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio and he graduated with his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Kentucky Christian University. Keith was very proud of his accomplishment as an Eagle Scout. He was a member of Destiny, a college worship band at Kentucky Christian University. He loved playing the guitar and leading worship at Shawnee Alliance Church. He was an avid comic book collector. Keith was a dedicated husband and dad who was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Blass, of Elida; Mom, Janice Kay Blass of Cridersville; two sons, Andrew Charles Blass of Elida and Lance Allen Blass of Lima; a granddaughter on the way and his brother, Sean Blass of Atlanta, GA.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Gary Allen Blass; sister, Leanne Ott and infant brother, Lance Allen Blass.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45806 and from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. an hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.
Services celebrating Keith’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the church. Dr. Daniel Messner and Dr. Doug Anthony will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shawnee Alliance Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.