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Bobby Blanton

June 14, 1935 — April 9, 2022

Ellenboro, NC

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Bobby Blanton, age 86, of Ellenboro, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

Bobby was born Friday, June 14, 1935 in Cleveland County to the late Carl Green Blanton and Docia Patterson Blanton.  Bobby loved fishing, hunting, camping, he was a true outdoors person. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy and worked for PPG for over thirty years. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a “dad” to anyone that needed one.  Bobby was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, CG, Bill, Jack, Louis, Finley, and Don Blanton; sisters, Janie Harris, Elizabeth Brewer and Nellie Kimbrell, and a son Alvin Blanton.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty years, Blanche Williams Blanton; a son, Dennis Blanton (Cindy); a brother, Sam Blanton (Liz); grandchildren, Brittany Blanton (Will), Austin Blanton, Dylan Blanton (Whitney), Dustin Blanton, Nate Blanton, Stacey Bychowski (Mike), Charlie Conner (Madison); great grandchildren, Kaidence, Vanessa, Will, Carsyn, James Dylan, Zach, Zowi, and Lincoln.  Bobby, also left a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the Corinth Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Conner and Reverend Ad Hopper officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Services

1251 US-221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Interment

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery

767 Pinehurst Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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