William Russell Blanton, 68, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Blanton was born May 20, 1949 in Argillite, Kentucky a son of the late John and Ruby Mildred Litteral Blanton.
William was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved watching NASCAR and being with his grandchildren. He was a highly decorated United States Army Veteran. He loved his extended family just as much as he loved his immediate family.
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.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Gail Davis Blanton
One son Alan Patrick (Joann) Blanton of Clay City, Kentucky
Becky Claxon of Greenup, Kentucky
Judith Amanda (Bobby) Chaffins of Greenup, Kentucky
Richard Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky
Howard Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky
Jim Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky
David Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky
Kay Adkins of Bell, Florida
Janet Scaggs of North Carolina
Emily Neace of Greenup
Shirley Tussey of Greenup
Belva Braden of Greenup
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 conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky by Pastor Tim Wright. Burial will be in Blanton Cemetery in Argillite, Kentucky.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am until service time on Saturday.