R. Blake Cammack
President - Funeral Director
Blake was born and raised in Longview and is a graduate of Harleton High School. He began his career in funeral service in 2007 and soon realized that funeral service was the career path that he wanted to pursue. This decision lead him to enroll at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. While a student at Dallas Institute, Blake was chosen to intern at the world-renowned Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.
Upon graduation from Dallas Institute, Blake returned to Longview and purchased 5 Star Professional Services, an independent crematory. A life long resident of Longview and East Texas, community involvement is a passion that he inherited from both sides of his family. In 2011 Blake was elected by his peers to serve on the Texas Funeral Directors Association Regional Board of Directors for East Texas. He became the youngest member to serve on the board at that time. Along with supporting the charitable endeavors of local civic organization, Blake is a member of the Masonic Lodges in Longview, Harleton, and Big Sandy as well as Longview Rotary.
Blake enjoys bird hunting and showing Tennessee Walking horses with his son Jackson. Over the past 20 years their Four M Farms has captured 10 world championships. He was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2016 by the governor for his accomplishments and contributions to the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
In 2017 Blake was invited to join the Life Celebration Community, an exclusive group of funeral profession innovators and thought-leaders. This partnership enabled Blake to transform the way families heal. He can now provide a memorable and customized funeral experience that has completely revolutionized Welch Funeral Home’s approach to caring for families.