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John Junior Blanton

August 26, 1931 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 90)


Beloved father, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, treasured brother and uncle, John Junior Blanton, age 90, passed away in Longview, Texas on August 29, 2021.  John was born on August 26, 1931 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to John Blanton and Vera (Love) Blanton.

John is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Virginia Blanton; his daughter, Johnnie Renee Blanton; his parents; and his siblings, Dan Blanton, Vivian Kent, Oscar Blanton and Jackie Blanton.  He is survived by his daughter, Connie Charbonneau and her husband, Brian; grandchildren, Brittney Charbonneau and her fiancé, Ivan Jaimes, and Kelsey Marin and husband, Decebal; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Jaimes and Gregory Marin; brother, Truman Blanton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members who loved him dearly.

John loved to fish and spend time outdoors, but his greatest passion was his grandchildren who he loved beyond measure and they loved him.  John was an exceptional man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Funeral Service for John will be private.  Online condolences may be offered at

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