James Everett “Jim” Blazer, II, 81, Natoma, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Stafford to James E. and Goldie (Pound) Blazer. He grew up in St. John, Kansas and Basin, Wyo. He graduated from Basin High School.

He married Ruby Daldeen Fortner on April 10, 1981, in St. John. She preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2013.

He was an engineering technician for Kansas Department of Transportation.

Survivors include two sons, Kelly Staples, Okeechobee, Fla., James Blazer, III, Beloit; two daughters, Tammy Hoffman, Cawker City, and Jacci Standlee, Ellinwood; three brothers, Roger Blazer, Natoma, and John Blazer and Steve Blazer, both of Oak Grove, Ark.; two sisters, Emily Jean Blazer, Natoma, and Ellen New, Jacksonville, Texas; five grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Blazer, and sisters, Mary Taylor Nedra Sizemore and Pauline Baldwin.

A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. Graveside services will follow at the Lakin Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the mortuary.

A memorial has been established with the American Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.