Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Edlar Bacon Blanton III

May 22, 1943February 11, 2020

Edlar Bacon Blanton III passed peacefully away on February 11, 2020.

A funeral mass will be conducted on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive, Houston, Texas 77024.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make donations in Ed's name to the American Lung Association, Charity Guild of Catholic Women, or the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 21, 2020


Edlar Bacon Blanton III

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John and Diane Hovas

February 21, 2020

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Margaret and the entire Blanton family. Due to illness, we will not be able to attend Edlar's funeral as planned. We are sorry to miss this special moment. We will always cherish the good times that we shared over the years. Edlar will go down as one of the Top men that I have ever known in my life and I have known many good ones. I have personally experienced so many acts of kindness and learned so much from being associated with Ed. No one had a Bigger heart than he. We Love and miss you all the very best going forward.

Warmest regards,
John & Diane Hovas

Terri Bamberger

February 21, 2020

Stuart always thought very highly of and spoke so glowingly of Mr Blanton. He was like a second father to Stuart. Mr Blanton was a mentor and advisor to my husband and we were happy to share the varies weddings of your children. May his memory be a blessing

Jerry Patchen

February 20, 2020

Ed Blanton lived a long and successful life. His home was always the center of super activity. It was filled with Ed’s and Margaret’s 6 children, their spouses and many grandchildren. There was always a troop of grandchildren, all cousins, hanging out having great mischievous fun, and entertaining themselves in Ed's and Margaret's home. Ed is the father of my, and my wife Linda's, son-in-law Eric Blanton, and our daughter Maya Blanton. Playing with their cousins at Ed and Margaret's home was a blessing and life lesson for our grandchildren, Garrett and Kayla.

Ed was wonderfully friendly and welcoming. He had a delightful way making you feel comfortable and relaxed. He was a gentleman to the ladies, and a man’s man to the guys. I never met Ed when I was not greeted with a pleasant, heartwarming smile.

Ed is in a better place. The hearts of those left behind feel empty.

"May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears,
May hope forever wipe away your tears."

Thank you for your friendship Ed. We will see you again.

With love, Linda & Jerry

Don Perrin

February 17, 2020

Without a doubt, one of the highest quality people I have ever known. He will be missed, but never forgotten.