John T. Blanton, Jr., 84, Orlando, passed away Sunday April 26, 2015. Born in Valdosta, GA, he was the son of the late Carey Estelle and John T. Blanton, Sr. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Charlene Courtenay Blanton, daughters Belinda Blanton Gowen and Vicki Blanton, grandchildren Joshua DeLoach, Angela Gowen, Elijah DeLoach, Karen Gowen and five great grandchildren Layla Gowen, Myra DeLoach, Kallie DeLoach, Elliot Troy DeLoach and Jackson DeLoach. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters Jim Blanton, Joann Albritton, Joyce Barrett and Jerome Blanton.
John retired with distinguished service from Martin Marietta (Lockheed) after 35 years. He was a longtime member of the Concord St. Church of Christ . A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Concord St Church of Christ in downtown Orlando. He will be buried at Sunset Hills in Valdosta, GA. Graveside service to be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Arrangements coordinated by Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando and McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta, GA.