|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1940|
West Baton Rouge Parish
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2006|
East Baton Rouge Parish
Don't grieve for me for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him first call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free!!!
A native and resident of Port Allen, he died at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge.
He was 66. He was a former president of the West Baton Rouge Parish Police Jury, a retired West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy and retired school bus driver.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Blanchard; three daughters, Megan Blanchard, Tammy Blanchard and Vicky Blanchard; three stepdaughters, Carolyn Jarreau, Cathy Weatherford and Carrie Blanchard; three sons, John Blanchard, Donald Blanchard and Bryan Blanchard; sister-in-law, Carolyn Blanchard; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Angie Blanchard; parents, Cline and Vivian Blanchard; brothers, Cline J. Blanchard and Earl Blanchard; nephew, Rusty Blanchard; granddaughter, Michelle Weatherford; and loyal friend, Amie Comeaux.
Pallbearers will be J.P. Teal, Jeffery Teal, Jacob Teal, B.J. Chapman, Vince Comeaux and Milton Burns. Honorary pallbearers are Kris Blanchard and Michael Weatherford. Special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery
Pointe Coupee Parish
Created by: Rustie Grant Teal
Record added: Aug 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15201833
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