OBITUARY

Thomas O. Blanton

June 24, 1930February 18, 2010

Thomas O. Blanton, 79, of Charlotte died Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital, Main.

A native of Rutherford County, Mr. Blanton was born to the late George Dewey Blanton and Coda Carpenter Blanton on June 24, 1930. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from Al Brown's 76 Service Station. Mr. Blanton enjoyed stamp collecting, coin collecting and model airplanes and he was always there to help people in need. He was a member of High Shoal Baptist Church.

Mr. Blanton is survived by his wife, Carol W. Blanton of the home; children, Ann Ferrell, Christopher Blanton, both of Charlotte, Sherry B. Miller of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Rebecca Nix of Henrietta; grandchildren, Yates Blanton, Benjamin and Zach Ferrell and Gina and Shae Miller.

A memorial service will be held 3:00p.m., Sunday, February 21 in the chapel at Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Rd., with the Rev. Earl Pennell officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, 222 South Church St, Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 21, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Ann

December 7, 2010

missing you, dad

Van Moser

March 1, 2010

Carol I am so sorry to hear that Tommy has past on, He was such a great person, I worked with him at Mr Brownes it was Pure then, that was around 1966, my dad RV was a mechanic there also you may remember, i was still in school and worked most afternoons and evenings & sat, my Dad always called him Sarge, i will always have good memories of Tommy, He even met me at my car 1 day when I came in to work I knew something was wrong and it was then that told me of my mothers passing, I even still have a blue handle screw driver in my tool box that he gave me one day after he had got a new one, My Dad always liked Tommy and they were always coming up with some kind of jokes around the station, and I never will forget Tommy pumping gas with a cigarette in his mouth,again I am sorry for your loss and i hope you are doing ok
Van Moser Harrisburg, N.C.

Francine Skinner

March 1, 2010

Sheri, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am so sorry for you loss! Love you! Francine Skinner

Alice Carmichael

March 1, 2010

I read the story in the paper today about Mr. Blanton. I knew him growing up when he worked for Mr. Brown. He always had a smile on his face and I remember vividly how happy he made you feel just for stopping by the station. And, yes, he was fast! I am sorry for your loss and so glad I did not miss the lovely tribute to him today. Alice Carmichael

Joanne Robinson

February 27, 2010

Ann, it was so nice to see you at the store the other day. Please know that you and your family will be lifted up in prayers. And a special one for you and your mother. Love, Joanne Robinson

February 23, 2010

Sheri,
You and your family are in my thoughts. My condolences for your loss.
With Love,
Kim Barretta

February 20, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss.
Elaine, Rick, and Brent Aldridge

Joe Montagnino

February 20, 2010

I wanted to express my deepest condolences to the Blanton family.
I am so glad I got to know Tommy. Through Ann, I got to know the entire family the last three years. He was such a warm, personable, caring man, and was always there for family and friends. I will always cherish the time we had talking football.
Again, my condolences to the family, Tommy will be missed.

D. THOMPSON

February 20, 2010

TO THE FAMILY OF THOMAS O. BLANTON:

I AM SO SORRY TO READ OF YOUR LOSS. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. PLEASE ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. AND MAY THE PEACE OF GOD THAT EXCELS ALL THOUGHT WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MENTAL POWERS BY MEANS OF CHRIST JESUS.-PHILIPPIANS 4:6,7

FROM THE FAMILY