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William Russell Blanton, 68, of Greenup, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Blanton was born May 20, 1949, in Argillite, a son of the late John and Ruby Mildred Litteral Blanton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Blanton and Phillip Blanton; one sister, Brenda Higgins; and one grandbaby.
William was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved watching NASCAR and being with his grandchildren.
He was a highly decorated U.S. Army Veteran. He loved his extended family just as much has he loved his immediate family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gail Davis Blanton; one son, Alan Patrick (Joann) Blanton of Clay City; two daughters, Becky Claxon of Greenup and Judith Amanda (Bobby) Chaffins of Greenup; four brothers, Richard Blanton of Greenup, Howard Blanton of Greenup, Jim Blanton of Greenup and David Blanton of Greenup; six sisters, Kay Adkins of Bell, Fla., Janet Scaggs of North Carolina, Emily Neace of Greenup, Shirley Tussey of Greenup, Belva Braden of Greenup and Sue Gray of Greenup; six grandchildren, Jordan Christopher Woosley, Brianna Gail Claxon, Trace Alan Claxon, Chase Russell Claxon, Sadie Jane Chaffins and Nathan Patrick Chaffins.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Pastor Tim Wright.Burial will be in Blanton Cemetery in Argillite.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to rlrfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 1, 2018
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