Philip Randall Blakney, 88, of Prosser died Saturday at home. Mr. Blakney was born in Milton-Freewater, Ore., and served in the Navy during World War II. He lived in Heppner, Ore., for 10 years where he owned Phil’s Pharmacy. In 1961 he moved to Prosser where he owned Phil’s Corner Drug for 23 years. He continued to work as a pharmacist at Costco until retiring in 1990.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Stewart-Blakney of Prosser; four sons, Phil Blakney Jr. of Wenatchee, Steve Blakney of Vancouver, John Blakney of Prosser and Myles Blakney of Selah; four daughters, Susan Purswell of Hermiston, Ore., Sally Smith of Prosser, Joyce Carpine of Spokane and Julie Schoenberger of Cranbrook, British Columbia; four stepsons, Tim Stewart of Prosser, Tom Stewart of Pasco, Pat Stewart of Yakima and Mike Stewart of Everett; 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heath Catholic Church in Prosser. Concluding services and burial with full military honors will follow in the Prosser Cemetery. Arrangements are by Prosser Funeral Home.