Richard Blanton

May 17, 1934May 3, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley and George Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Grandview, MO.


  • Visitation Monday, May 9, 2011
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Richard Blanton

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Lisa West

July 1, 2011

I don't know how many of you will see this, but they are printing a tribute to Chief in the obituary section of the KC Star in the near future.

June 28, 2011

I served with Dick some 57 years ago aboard the USS Chevalier,when I went to my first reunion he was there and several others. I remember he took and stole the show as he did aboard the ship so many years ago with his "Fan Tail Follies" He was a Great Guy, and we will miss him much.Joe Clein Lynnwood WA.

Don Scott

June 27, 2011

To The Family of Richard Blanton:
Please accept our Sincere Sympathy in your recent loss of your loved one,Richard. He sure will be missed by all and especially at the Navy Reunions and his fiddle playing-at that time.
Sorry we just heard of Richard's passing but our prayers are with all of you and may he Rest In Peace.

He was a another great shipmate who will be sorely missed.

Wayne Schroeder

June 2, 2011

Farwell Chief! Not many from HS have stuck with me like he has. He was the corner stone of the NJROTC program at SMNW. He loved to share and guide the student’s regardless if they were in the NJROTC program or not. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Semper Fi Chief!!

Dan Knowles

May 15, 2011

Chief was a man of honor and worthy of respect. Few others I have met, carried themselves with as much dignity as he. He was respected by students within NJROTC, as well as the rest of the student body at SMNW. Thank you for the memories you have given me and the things that you have taught I and others. God Bless.

May 14, 2011

Chief was such an inspiration to me, he taught me what it meant to be a man, take responsibility for one's actions and to be a good leader.

James Smith (Smitty)

May 14, 2011

Chief was such an inspiration to me, he taught me what it meant to be a man, take responsibility for one's actions and to be a good leader.

Gary Brittain

May 12, 2011

My condolences to Chief Blanton's family. I was in ROTC in '80-'81 and I always remember the Chief's smile, his music playing and the one thing I carry with me this day, my love of Acey-Deucy. (Of course I was never able to beat the Chief in our many games before school.)

You will be missed Chief!!

Gerald Zugelder

May 10, 2011

We will miss Uncle Richard. All of his funny stories/jokes and, his mean fiddle playing. May God bless his family

Rella Heslop

May 10, 2011

Richard was the brother who walked me to school the first day of kindergarten, and watched me, David and Donnie when Mom was at work. He taught me to jitterbug, tell jokes and sing with the radio. I'm proud of my brother that so many of his students have shared what his guidance has meant to them.