HURON Carl Olyus Red Bird Blanton, 74, Blanton Road, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Friday, December 8, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
Born July 27, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William and Mary (Grissom) Blanton. He married Betty Jane Terry July 28, 1951.
He retired from the Rogers Group and was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving: wife, Betty Jane Blanton, Huron
sons, Robert E. Terry and his wife, Alice, Mitchell
Carl Daniel Blanton and his lifetime companion, Barbara White, Orleans
sisters, Peggy McNeely and her husband, Bob, Mitchell
Geneva Morris, Mitchell
brothers, Chuck Blanton and his wife, Kathy, Orleans
John Blanton, Shoals
grandchildren, Johnny Terry and his wife, Tricia
Sabrina Gonzales and her husband, Ave
Robert Shawn Terry
Katonya and Abbie White
J. D. Blanton
Brittany, Ashley, and William Blanton
Amanda and Michael Blunk
Elizabeth and Gilbert Suarez
10 great grandchildren
His parents; brother, Gene Grissom; two grandsons and one great grandson preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 11, at Bonds Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Rob Martindale officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.