1929 John 2020

John Blanton

May 3, 1929 — February 8, 2020

Funeral service for John Alfred Blanton, age 90, of Emory will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory. Bro. Wayne Wolfe will be officiating. Interment will follow in Clifton Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM, one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Blanton passed away at home on February 8, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1929, in Rains County to Fred and Della Holman-Blanton. He married Mary Joyce Potts on February 6, 1954, in Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Army, was a farmer, and worked as an aircraft mechanic for 40 years with L-3.

He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Survivors include:
Daughter: Sonjia Reep of Emory
Son: Ronald Blanton, Sr. and wife, Darlene of Emory
Grandchildren: Melody Godfrey, and husband, Jason; Sherree Latham, and husband, Douglas; John Hill, and wife, Rachel; Rhonda Donaldson, and husband, Michael, and Ronald Blanton, Jr., and wife, Danelle
Great-grandchildren: 8
Sister: Wanda Blanton Shaw

Preceded by: Parents; Wife: Joyce Potts Blanton in 2019; Great-grandson: Wesley "Bubba" Pruitt in 2014; two brothers, and one sister

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Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
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    Emory, Texas 75440

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Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel
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  • 803 N. Texas St.
    Emory, Texas 75440


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