Thanks everyone for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers.
My dad has gone to a better place. He had battled cancer for many years and he decided that it was his time to go.
All four of his sons were with him on his final days and we were able to say our good-byes.
I know that you did not get a chance to meet my dad but I bet he was a lot like all of your parents because I know that it takes great parents to raise each of the great family of people that visit this site.
A brief summary that describes a little about my dad but can not truly describe the great man that my father was:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=richard-blakney-dick&pid=157080883
If you have a chance raise a beer or cheer for a Texas Longhorn - I know that he would appreciate it.