Celebration of Life services for U.S. Army (Retired), SSG Charles Blakes, of Lawton, Oklahoma, will be Friday, December 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Washington’s & Smith’s Paradise Funeral Home. Pastor Robert T. Green officiating. Interment will follow in the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Open Visitation will be Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Washington's & Smith's Paradise Funeral Home's Nobles & Smith Veterans' Suite, 1842 Barton Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107. Flowers may be sent to or purchased at the Funeral Home.