|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2009|
Little Axe resident Lewis Blanchard, 84, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009.
He was born Dec. 28, 1924 in Cleveland County to Henry Caleb and Mary (Spoon) Blanchard. He was a lifelong Little Axe area resident. In 1940, he married Cynthia Ann Creek in Norman. Mrs. Blanchard preceded him in death on March 30, 2007.
Lewis was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Army in the Armored Division from 1944-1945. He retired from Civil Service and the City of Norman. He also worked as a bus driver for Little Axe Public Schools. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sue Ann Blanchard; sisters, Minnie Spybuck and Lucille Longhorn; and brothers, Clifton Blanchard, Henry Blanchard Jr., and John Blanchard Sr.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cleta and Bud Johnson of Newalla, Redena and Glenn Miller of Norman, Glendine Blanchard and Boyd Ponkilla of Tecumseh, and Betty and John Isaacs of Pendleton, Ky.; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Bernice Blanchard of Newalla, George and Sue Blanchard of Norman, Chester and Kathy Blanchard of Noble, Thurman "Duke" and Fredith Blanchard of Newalla, and Kevin "Moose" and Arleen Blanchard of Lexington; sisters, Lousetta Gibson of Little Axe, Elsie Blanchard of Little Axe, and Velma Blanchard of Little Axe; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-great-grandchildren.
Wake service was held Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, at the family home. Burial will be Wednesday morning in the Family Cemetery. To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.
Cynthis Ann Creek Blanchard (1923 - 2007)
Blanchard Family Cemetery
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
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