Blake A. Skiles

November 16, 2019

Blake A. Skiles 56 of Indianapolis and a former Frankfort resident, passed away on November 16, 2019 at Abbie Hunt Bryce Home in Indianapolis after a brief stay.  Blake was born on December 3, 1962 to Herman & Jeralyn (Williams) Skiles.  After graduation in 1985 he worked in the Accounting and Computer Industries.  Blake was a 1981 graduate of Frankfort High School where he was an all Sagamore Conference performer in both football and track.  He received his accounting degree from Butler University in 1985 and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity there.

Visitation and Services

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1 p.m. to be followed by a time of sharing & prayers service beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 24th at Arborwood located at 100 Golf Preserve Lane, Frankfort, IN 46041. Memorials may be made to the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, 4760 Penwood Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205.

Survived by:

Brother: Zane (Lisa) Skiles, Niece: Sydney (Husband-Parker Hensley, Nephews: Alex Skiles & Elliott (Wife-Ciara) Skiles, Step Sister: Brenda Coalburn, Step Brothers: Tim (Jan) Harper, Dan (Loma) Harper & Roger (Robin) Harper.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his Father, Herman Skiles in 1994, Mother, Jeralyn Skiles Harper in 2000 and Step Father, Clifton Harper in 2006.


Leave your Condolences

54 Condolences for “Blake A. Skiles”

  1. Joni Seibert Pearcy November 19, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    So sorry Zane to hear of Blake’s passing. Many prayers for you and your family.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Thank You Joni for the prayers. Very much needed and appreciated.

  2. Brian Heimbach November 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I’ll leave the first one since I’m creating this page! Lots of great memories from my childhood. Blake was certainly the most deviant of the neighborhood group but also the fastest which benefited him greatly. More fun as we grew older as memories of Kevin, Sam, Blake and I picking up Chico at the Coke Plant. Always upbeat and great attitude. Rest easy my old friend. Heiner

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      Thank You my “younger” old friend. My family and I are so very grateful for all of your help and your friendship.

  3. Mike Mitchell November 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    What a great friend he was. Lots of great memories growing up & running around with “Snaker”. Proud to call him my brother!

  4. Rick Arion November 19, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    You ran long and hard Blake. The lord just couldn’t let you go. He has bigger plans for you. God bless your family and all of your friends. Finally, Rest in Peace.
    Rick Arion, Class of 82.

  5. Janet Cripe November 19, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Zane, my deepest sympathy to you and the family on the loss of Blake. Gone to soon.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thank You Janet. I really appreciate your sympathies.

  6. Ann Shackelford November 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Zane and family. I was Blake’s “little sis” at Butler and will always remember those wonderful days. Rest In Peace, Blake.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      Thank You Ann. I really appreciate your sympathies and all your help with Blake’s Gathering.

  7. Dianne Gant November 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    So many great neighborhood and school memories. Monster Mash at Lincoln talent show. Forgetting my lines at the Lincoln play with Mrs. Timmons, making Blake totally unable to say his. I still feel bad about that. His perm in 5th grade where he refused to take his hat off. So much fun and so kind to everyone. You will be missed friend. Much love to Zane and his family.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      Thank You Diane. It was so nice to see you at Blake’s Gathering.

  8. Renae and Steve November 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    It is terrible to hear about your loss we express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. With love and prayers. Steve and Renae Kuebler.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Thank You Renae and Steve. We miss you guys. We appreciate your love and prayers.

  9. Mark Stoops November 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    My dad Phil Stoops was Blake’s t-ball and little league coach. Dad said Blake’s batting average was 1000 in t-ball he struck out all the time. They wanted him on base because he was so fast lol. Blake was an AWESOME guy for sure. R.I.P. Snaker

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      Thank You Mark for sharing about Blake’s not so tremendous batting skills. I am still smiling from when you first posted.

  10. Joe Stinson November 19, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    What a gentle giant soul. Rest easy my friend.

  11. Robin Overbey IZ44 November 19, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Blake but he is a brother in Sigma Nu. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      Thank You Robin from this Sigma Nu brother (EM 899).

  12. Connie Brant November 20, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Blake was a very good friend of mine for many, many years. He helped me fight through my cancer. And he was to win his battle against his too. But instead, the Good Lord chose a great guy to walk through the Golden Gates. To the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:08 pm

      Thank You Connie for your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate them.

  13. Tammy Dillard November 20, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I have such fond memories of Blake from high school and also my short time at Butler. He was always concerned about the outcome for others more than himself. Fly high, Blake. So many will miss you.

  14. Wayne Davis November 20, 2019 at 8:56 am

    So sorry to learn of the passing of Blake Skiles. He was one of my favorite players in football and a favorite student in the classroom at Frankfort High School.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      Thank You Coach Davis. Blake and I really appreciated you coaching and teaching both of us.

  15. Sarah Denton November 20, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you. I would like a memorial card if you care to send one. Thanks.
    Gerald Denton
    244793 Summitt View Lane, Merrill WI 54452

  16. Clark Slipher November 20, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    To Blake’s family and in particular to Zane, his brother. I am very sorry to learn of Blake’s passing. I remember Blake as a fun loving, optimistic and friendly guy. We played football together, and he was a impressive athlete and good teammate. It is sad to think of him gone and to think of the sorrow you must be feeling. I hope you’ll find comfort in knowing that so many people remember Blake (and the rest of your family) in such a warm way.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Thank You Clark for your kind and comforting words. Very much appreciated.

  17. Dave Allen November 21, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Sorry to hear of Blake’s passing. He and I had an interesting and memorable 2-day accounting conference at Indiana Central (now U of Indy) when we were selected as two of the top 50 high school accounting students in the state. I learned more about Blake in those 2 days than I had in the years prior. To say he was a nice guy is such an understatement. He will be sorely missed. Dave

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Thank You Dave for sharing your memories and nice comments.

  18. Jay Hoyer November 21, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to Blake’s family and many friends! Lot’s of great memories from my high school days with Blake, whether it was playing sports with him, riding the strip, playing tennis together or just hanging out. One evening in high school, we were driving around in his famous burgundy Monte Carlo and my finger got caught in the passenger door after shutting it. Blake just laughed as he SLOWLY opened the door for me and asked how in the world I did that. Although that finger is still scarred today, it somehow still brings back great memories of Blake! Blake was a great guy who always had a positive attitude and an infectious smile! The world won’t be the same without him! RIP Snaker! You will be missed!

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      Thank You Jay for sharing your memories, even if one was quite painful at the time.
      We very much appreciate the flowers you and your family had sent.

  19. Thomas Pearcy November 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Rest in peace Blake. God bless and keep you and give you rest. Mongo: you have my most heartfelt condolences.

    Tom Pearcy

  20. Donald and Beverly Peters November 21, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Zane and family. You boys had a special spot in our hearts and lives as family when you were young and would be at Grandma Skiles with our four boys. I had a picture of all you boys sitting on her sofa. Blake looked so much like his Skiles relatives and had such a sweet kind manner. God’s blessings to you.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Thank You Donnie and Beverly. I so very much appreciate.

  21. Randy Peters November 22, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. It’s doubtful if I can attend but will certainly be thinking of you and your family. If there’s anything I can do for you please call/text my cell 765-491-6222) or email me. I’ve notified my mom (Beverly Peters) and siblings. Would be good to connect sometime. Randy

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Thank You Randy. I am glad I got to see you at Blake’s Gathering.

  22. Torin S Silence November 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    I’m glad I finally got to meet and visit with you. It took nearly 57 years, I missed so much. Godspeed on your journey.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you Torin. Blake shared with me that he really enjoyed his visit with you and your family.

  23. JoEllen (Hill) Ambuehl November 23, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I was deeply moved to hear about Blake’s passing. Without meeting him at Butler, I would not have become an accountant. I also would not have received the nickname that stuck with me all my years at Butler, “Savoir Faire”. Thank you Blake for all the fun!

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Thank You JoEllen for sharing your nice memory. I am glad you could attend Blake’s Gathering and I was able to meet you.

  24. Craig TImmer November 24, 2019 at 11:43 am

    My heart goes out to the family. I can only imagine what a great brother and uncle Blake was. His passion and love for his family was remarkable. I first me Blake as a co-worker and was quickly impressed with his knowledge, attitude, care for others, drive for fun – it wasn’t work, it was enjoyable. Blake had an amazing way of making you fell as if you were his best friend in the world and the number of friends he has is amazing. The world has lost a very good one.

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      Thank You Craig for sharing your memories and kind words.

  25. William Davey January 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Condolences to you and your family!!!!

  26. Bob Bates January 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Blake was a friend when I needed a friend. Very sorry to hear of his passing.
    RIP Blake

    • Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      Thank You Bob. I am glad Blake was there when you needed a friend.

  27. Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    My family and I are so grateful for everyone’s prayers, blessings, condolences and memories you have shared. We can’t thank you enough.
    I regret it has taken me so long to express our appreciation.
    All the best, stay strong and God Bless.

  28. Zane Skiles February 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Thank You to the FHS Class of 1981 for the nice flowers and to Lisa Sheets for coordinating.

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