|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1940|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 2009|
San Miguel County
Barry Eddens Blanton was born in Dallas on Oct. 6, 1940, to Ouida Crabtree Blanton and O. Eddie Blanton. Barry passed away suddenly on Oct. 3, 2009, near Norwood, Colo.
Barry grew up in the Park Cities, attended Bradfield Elementary, and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1958. Barry was a member of the Highland Park golf team. He attended the University of Colorado and graduated from Southern Methodist University. Barry was a member of the SMU Collegiate Golf Team and the ATO fraternity. Barry was in the title business working primarily for Dallas Title also participating in real estate development projects in the DFW area. Barry loved football, fishing, golf and the outdoors and upon retirement moved to the shores of Lake Fork, Texas.
Barry's fondest childhood memories were summers spent horseback riding at Ute Trail Camp in the Uncompahgre National Forest of Colorado. He returned annually to visit the area so dear to his heart. Whether he was alone, with his sons or with friends, he enjoyed riding motorcycles over the jeep trails in the high country as well as the winding roads throughout Southwestern Colorado.
Barry was devoted to his AA group in Dallas as well as the "New Life" group in Sulphur Springs serving as a mentor level volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and the mother of his sons, Dian Booth Blanton Sanders.
Barry is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Darren and Julie Blanton of Dallas and Brett and Cheryl Blanton of Corsicana. Barry was extremely proud of his six grandchildren, Eva, Luke, Mia, Jack, Claire and Samantha. He is also survived by first cousin, Catherine Prichard Kaplan of Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Cox Chapel at Highland Park United Methodist Church with a reception following in Cox Parlor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children or the SPCA of Texas.
Created by: Sherry Garrett Franklin
Record added: Oct 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43323823