|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1948|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 2013|
Johnny D. Blanton, 64, passed into Heaven at 1:51 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Donovan and Katherine (Turpin) Blanton. He married Twila L. Thomas Jan. 15, 1983.
He was employed at Evans Stone Company and was a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School. Johnny attended Faith Mission Church in Bedford and was a Red Coat at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, and was a bird enthusiast.
Surviving are his wife, Twila Blanton of Mitchell; sons, Scot (Sheila) Blanton of Mitchell, Travis (Angie) Blanton of Bloomington and Jeremy (Amanda) Blanton of Mitchell; bonus children, Dion (Michael) Courtney of Fredericksburg, Sheri Collins of Greenwood and Steven (Paula) Brown of Salem; grandchildren, Brittany Blanton, Trey Blanton, Taylor Blanton, Katie Blanton, Cooper Blanton and Leo Blanton; bonus grandchildren, Casey Sanders, Elizabeth Curtsinger, Joshua Strange, Aaron Collins and Diamond Brown; brother, Jackie (Robbi) Blanton of Bedford; and sisters, Jewwana Carrico of Mitchell and Julie (Brian) Darnell of Heltonville.
His parents and grandson, Lex Blanton, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at the Faith Mission Church with the Rev. Steve Stetler officiating.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service at the church.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mitchell Cemetery.
Honorary casketbearers will be Jim Colburn and Michael Holsapple.
Casketbearers will be Scot Blanton, Travis Blanton, Jeremy Blanton, Kenny Fett, Rhett Carrico and Jackie Blanton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Stone City Christian Academy.
Donovan Blanton (1928 - 2007)
Katherine N Turpin Blanton (1926 - 2001)
Mitchell City Cemetery
Plot: Section 10, Lot 58, Space 3
GPS (lat/lon): 38.73499, -86.48634
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Sep 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117733650