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Myers-Reed Chapel

3729 25th Street, Columbus, IN

OBITUARY

Gordon L. Blancett

October 31, 1940May 19, 2020

Gordon L. Blancett, 79, of Columbus, died Tuesday May 19, 2020. He was born on October 31, 1940 to Clifford and Alice (Armuth) Blancett. They preceded him in death.

Gordon was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Mr. Blancett was a farmer with the family farm, Blancett Seed Corn. He also worked at Benzol Cleaners before starting his own carpet cleaning business, Blancett Carpet Cleaning.

Mr. Blancett was an avid sports enthusiast, golfer and bowler. He was a member of Otter Creek Golf Course, VFW Post 1987, and American Legion Post 24.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Blancett; and a nephew, Brent Blancett.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, G. Darylene Blancett; son, Lance Marsh of Elizabethtown; grandson, Kyle Marsh of Columbus, who lovingly called Gordon "Grampy"; nephew, Bruce (Katie) Blancett of Goshen, KY; and great-nephews, Mason Blancett of Goshen, KY, and Blake Blancett of Goshen, KY.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Myers-Reed Chapel with Pastor Mark Teike officiating. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Bartholomew County Combined Honor Guard.

Close friends and family will be received on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In keeping with social distancing guidelines you may be asked to wait outside.

Memorials in Gordon's name are suggested to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Please leave condolences or special memories of Gordon at: www.Myers-Reed.com.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the Blancett family.

  • FAMILY

  • G. Darylene Blancett, Wife
  • Lance Marsh, Son
  • Kyle Marsh, Grandson
  • Bruce Blancett (Katie), Nephew
  • Mason Blancett, Great Nephew
  • Blake Blancett, Great Nephew
  • Mr. Blancett was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Alice Blancett; a brother, Glenn Blancett; and a nephew, Brent Blancett.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

Gordon L. Blancett

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Kelly Hankins

May 26, 2020

I loved gordy.met him playing Texas hold em at caddies..loved hearing his stories..loved us making each other laugh..I always enjoyed seeing him and will miss our conversations..prayers to family and friends

Jim Whitehouse

May 23, 2020

Gordy and I were friends for many years beginning in high school where we played football together in early high school. The one thing I always remember about the football was that his dad had his helmet fitted with a single bar face mask, and I think he may have been the first one in the state to have one back then. We did tease him about that. Gordy was someone that anyone could enjoy being friends with since he always seemed to be happy and had a story to tell. One would always feel good and comfortable being with him, and I don't think there was anyone he could not make friends with. Phyllis and I had not seen him since we retired to Arizona fifteen years ago, but we still are sad to hear of his passing. We also know there are many, many people who will miss him.

Jim & Phyllis Whitehouse
Sun City, AZ

Phil and Kathy Speier

May 23, 2020

Although we didn’t know Gordy very long we do enjoyed the stories he loved to tell. So sorry for you loss. We will stop to see you soon.

Rhonda Ballard

May 23, 2020

You will be greatly missed, “Gordy”! I’ll always cherish the fond memories of many, many poker nights! ♥️ Everyone loved your brutal honesty, jokes and whatever else you had up your sleeve. XoXo

Max and Sara Zeigler

May 22, 2020

We have known Gordie since High School He was a great athlete and a very funny guy.
We are very sad to hear of his passing and pray that all his loved ones are comforted by the love and peace of God


Max and Sara Zeigler
Little River SC

Raymond & Diane Thompson

May 22, 2020

Darylene we are so sorry to hear about Gordy’s passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything or just want to talk please call or email us. We won’t be able to make it to the funeral home but we will be thinking of you. Love Diane and Raymond

Kevin Forster

May 22, 2020

I got to know Gordy 50 years ago when we would help my uncle Butch Nolting bale hay. Some how Gordy always ended up on the tractor pulling the baler while we wrestled with the bales. Gordy was able to turn a hot dirty job into an enjoyable afternoon with his jokes and mannerisms. My condolences to his family and friends.

Brooke Hawkins

May 21, 2020

Gordy was my neighbor many years ago when we moved into a house right across the street from him and Darylene. He was always eager to help us out with yard work — mostly from the comfort of a lawn chair. Almost daily, he came fully equipped with a supply of opinions to help get our lawn in tip-top shape. We were happy to learn from his wisdom. After all, they had one of the most beautiful lawns in the neighborhood.
My condolences to his family and friends. He was a good guy — and he will not be forgotten.

Larry Hawk

May 21, 2020

Gordie and I played a lot of softball and basketball, primarily at Donner Park and neighborhoods around Columbus. He had the sweetest set release that I tried desperately to emulate👍 But his big hands and ball control were attributes and talents I could never attain. Sure enjoyed watching him play any sport!
Wish we could have played a round or two of golf! Gordie will be missed by this old bulldog!
Sincerely,
Larry Hawk, CHS class of 1958

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