Blaine N. Silvey, 79, of Springfield, formerly of Versailles, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Springfield in Springfield.
He was born March 13, 1938, in Versailles, a son of the late Lester O. and Mary (Barnes) Silvey.
He married Gladys Silvey Aug. 31, 1956, in Versailles. She survives of the home.
He worked at Boeing in Kansas and then moved to Versailles where he worked as a sewing machine repairman at the Tweedie Factory. He drove a propane truck for Morgan County Gas and then for Jack Wood in Versailles.
He worked at Frigid Foods where he sold freezer plans. In 1972, he purchased a Skelly Jobbership and later added in Tipton. In 1979, he went into the real estate business, working as a realtor for 31 years.
He became a Christian Nov. 6, 1966. He was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Versailles; served as Sunday school teacher and deacon at the Versailles First Baptist Church; and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ozark. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club.
He enjoyed traveling, selling real estate, and buying and selling classic cars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Debbie Hayworth and husband Blake of Ozark, David Silvey and wife Denise of Springfield, and Sandra Brown and husband Timothy of Springfield; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Rena Mae Silvey; and brothers Donald Silvey, Gilbert Silvey, and Robert Silvey.
Graveside services and interment are scheduled 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, at the Versailles Cemetery.
Visitation is scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles.
A celebration of life observance is scheduled 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 with Reverend Blake Hayworth and Dr. Phillip Burden officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimers Association, 3645 South Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 West Jackson Street, Ozark, MO 65720.
Arrangements under direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.