Delmar “Del” Martin Blanton, age 65, resident of New Washington, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2008 in Bucyrus Community Hospital. He was born on August 11, 1942 in Swamp Branch, KY to the late William M. and Lillia V. (Caudill) Blanton. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Bucyrus, Ohio. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going square dancing, watching the birds, and going to flea markets. He loved to read books, especially books on Angels. He contributed to Rev. Schuller church in California, Crystal Cathedral. He was a great husband, father and papa and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Blanton, whom he wed on September 10, 1966; his son, Trent Blanton of New Washington; his daughter and son-in-law, Bridget and Mark Hankins of Mansfield; grandson, Jacob Hankins of Mansfield; two step grandchildren, Doug and Sarah Hankins of Columbus and Jennifer Hankins of Ashland; four step great grandchildren, Raven, Collin, Ruthmarie, and Anna; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Alspach of New Washington; two brothers, Tillma and Barb Blanton of Morgantown, WV and Doug and Debbie Blanton of Warsaw, IN; brother-in-law, Larry and Sandy Alspach of Galion; sister-in-law, Wilma and Lee McClain of Upper Sandusky; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Lillia V. (Caudill) Blanton; father-in-law, Marion Alspach; and brother-in-law, Conrad Alspach.
A private funeral service will be held on Sunday. Memorial expressions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
You know that Del was a very special person and that I cared deeply for him as well as for you. You two were and still are the best of friends and you are in my prayers and heart. I know how close you two were and know that he will never leave your heart.
Sara and family, Please know that you have our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Paul and Lois Houck
My deepest sympathy to the Blanton family, I have many fond memories of Del. He will be missed.
God Bless you all,
Sara and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Sara & Family,
My deepest condolences, and prayers, for you all.
Please let me know if I can be of any help at all.