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William Russell Blanton

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

Two daughters

Becky Claxon of Greenup, Kentucky

Judith Amanda (Bobby) Chaffins of Greenup, Kentucky

Four brothers

Richard Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky

Howard Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky

Jim Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky

David Blanton of Greenup, Kentucky

Six sisters

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.

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