10/12/16 - William Blanton, Drexel's brother, passed away October 9.
William Dexter Blanton, 79, of Ashland, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
William was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Ashland, a son of the late William H. and Lula Caudill Blanton.
He was a retire foreman with Armco Steel, a member of South Ashland Methodist Church and Fred M. Gross Masonic Lodge.
William is survived by his wife, Ernestine Rigsby Blanton; two children and their spouses, William Russell "Russ" (Valerie) Blanton of Harrisonburg, Va., and Lisa (Bill) Hammond of Ashland; nine grandchildren, Tina Hammond of Ashland, Jason Hammond of Lexington, Billy Hammond of Wilmington, N.C., Cory Blanton of Harrisonburg, Randi Blanton of Harrisonburg, Zack Blanton of Harrisonburg, Natalie Blanton of Harrisonburg, Joseph Blanton of Harrisonburg, and Christian Zimbardi of Harrisonburg; a great-grandchild, Sloane Hammond; three brothers and their spouses, Drexel (Sandra) Blanton of Ashland, Danny (Evelyn) Blanton of Ashland, and Gary (Vicki) Blanton of Nashville, Tenn.
Funeral services for William will at noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Lazear Funeral Home Chapel in Ashland by Pastor Keith Katterheinrich. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers, family request donations be sent to South Ashland Methodist Church Building Fund, 2203 29th St., Ashland, KY 41101 or Community Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Rd., Ashland, KY 41101.