Preston Blanchard Sr.

May 18, 1933December 27, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.


Preston Blanchard Sr.

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Becky Hudson

January 4, 2011

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember him so well whenever Welsh Roanoke Junior HIgh played Hathaway.
God bless you in this most trying time.

Dolores Hicks Walker

January 2, 2011

To "Mama Blanchard" Laurie and all. I am sorry for your loss. I know words can not make the pain go away but time can ease the loss. "Daddy Blanchard" was a "jewel" in my book. I remember he did not know what to do with me as Brenda and I were in his PE class for the boys. We sure had fun and enjoyed many laughs in those years. In those days he sure enjoyed his "cokes" as he called them. He helped to make my teen age years enjoyable. He will remain a very fond memory for me. He was a great teacher that taught through laughter and example. He made Hathaway High School a great place to be everyday. My family sends our love, thoughts and prayers. Dolores (Hicks) Mike, Elizabeth and Kevin Walker in Bartlett, TN with Victoria, Tony and Kathleen Curtis, Millington, TN

Love, Art and Val Webster

January 1, 2011

Diane, Toby and family: Art and I were very sad to learn of the passing of Preston. We have shared many a gumbo with he and Diane on their trips to Maine. He was a colorful character to say the least. We will miss the spirited conversations about politics and sports. Preston is the only person I know that can make the name Snowe into two syllables "Your Senator Olympia S-nowe" with hands flailing in the air. Ahhh we will miss you Preston, rest in peace my friend, rest in peace...


January 1, 2011

I would like to offer a message of comfort and hope to your family. God promises better days ahead where pain and suffering will be gone forever. The words of Psalms 37:10, 11, & 29 are very encouraging and comforting. May those words comfort you all during this trying time.

Gaina Clement Fontenot

January 1, 2011

I'm very sorry to hear of Coach Blanchards passing. He was a wonderful teacher. He was also a loving husband and father. He will be truly missed. I would recognize that smile anywhere. He could light up a room! And I'll always remember his strong hands. Just by him laying his hand on you shoulder would make you want to cringe. LOL My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Bo Welch

December 31, 2010

When you know a family as close as I know ya'll's it's kind of hard to not know that someone's not gonna be around, yet the serenity of knowing that as a family you grew and conquered great heights and all in the Lord's Grace (I think sometimes) I've been there and I know that has a personal friend we've lost one who has touched many, many, peoples lives cause I KNOW THAT MAYBE MOTHER CAN HEAR HIM NOW.


December 31, 2010

Do not forget to meet all your difficulties with love and laughter. Be assured that God is with you. Remember, remember, it is the last few yards that tell. Do not fail God. He cannot fail you. Rest in His Love.
This was the Person whom I knew and lived his life to the fullest. He was a wonderful Father, Husband, Grandfather, and most of all Friend.

May God Bless all and now Mother could probably hear Him(Even as loud as he was) Keep in touch all and I also feel that I'm kinda part of the family.

December 31, 2010

I was so saddened to hear of Coach Blanchard's passing. He was a great person and a wonderfully entertaining teacher.
Though my family and I are out of town, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Blanchard family.
Sharla Daigle Hardy

December 31, 2010

Our prayers are with you all. We've already been missing our visits with Diane and Preston, neither of us have been free to travel. But there is email which we use sometimes daily. I have fond memories of Preston's debating style at campouts and I can hear him laughing right now. What a trouper. When Diane disapproves of Howard's teasing she points that waving finger at him. Hilarious, became a tradition around here providing a good laugh.

Cousin are on my mind all the time.

Love and prayers,
Barb & Howard

Jane Bonvillian Hemenway

December 31, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief. I shall remember with great fondness Uncle Preston's great and wonderful laugh.