Willie Nash Blanton, 84

Born: Sun., Sep. 6, 1931
Died: Mon., Apr. 25, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 27, 2016
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 28, 2016
Location: Sunshine United Methodist Church

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Mr. Willie Nash Blanton, 84, of Bostic, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Hospice House, Forest City.
He was the son of Claude and Zennie Chapman Blanton, in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Catherine Chapman, Ruth McEntire, and Faye Chapman; and a brother, Joe Blanton. Willie was a member of Sunshine United Methodist Church where he headed  the Poor Man's Suppers and provided homegrown vegetables and made the best cornbread in the whole county. He retired from logging in 1995 and hauled cars to the sale for various dealers until 2010. Willie was a lover of bluegrass music, camping, and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Stacey Blanton; his daughter Pam Blanton Sisk and her husband Gene, of Bostic; his son, Michael Blanton and his wife Teresa, of Bostic; there are 5 grandchildren, Sarah Blanton Edwards and her husband Andy, Kimberly Blanton Smith and her husband Jon, Jeremy Sisk and his wife Ashley, Amy Sisk Wilkie and her husband Eric, and John Sisk and his wife Savannah; there are 7 great grandchildren, Zander, Jebson, Grayson, Logan, Felicity, Alyssa, and Carter.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Sunshine United Methodist Church. The Rev. Teresa Ramsey Blanton and Rev. Keys Pendleton will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers are Jeremy Sisk, John Sisk, Zander Smith, Eric Wilkie, Jon Smith, and Andy Edwards.
The Visitation will from 5 pm until 7 pm Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Harry and Donna Hallman
   Posted Tue April 26, 2016
Donna and I are very sorry for you loss and we love all of you.

John Waters
   Posted Tue April 26, 2016
Martha and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. He was a special man that will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John, Robin & Will Waters

Cathy Tisdale Morrow
   Posted Wed April 27, 2016
Your all in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you ALL have Wonderful memories and that's how it goes for now but next time we see him, he'll be good as new! What A Wonderful Day That Will Be!!

Diane Penson
   Posted Wed April 27, 2016
Willie Blanton Family

Norris and I are so sorry for your loss. God has this and blessings for peace in knowing he will be well taken care of. Praying for you all

Geraldine Morrison
   Posted Sat April 30, 2016
Martha we are so sorry about Willie passing away. He was blessed to have such a wonderful wife. Our hearts are with you.

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