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Mershal Doyle Blanton

April 14, 1926 ~ May 24, 2020 (age 94)


Mershal Doyle Blanton, age 94, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Alvin C. York Medical Center.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

He was survived by his wife of 72 years, Edna Sue Goff Blanton of Woodbury; Children, Kenneth Doyle (Nancy) Blanton of Chelsea, MI & Connie Sue Leanza of Tullahoma; Four grandchildren, Sara Blanton (Matt) Kroll, Jenna Blanton, Jennifer Leanza, & Craig Leanza; and Two great grandchildren, Quin Blanton Kroll & Francis Blanton Kroll.

Mershal was the son of the late Doyle & Annie Enis Blanton.  He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Michael Leanza; Siblings, Joe Blanton, John Hayes Blanton, Mabel Jordan Shackleford, Alice Wilcher, & Elreno Logan.

Mr. Blanton was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army where he received a Purple Heart.  He was retired from General Motors after 30 years and a member of the Woodbury church of Christ.  He was also a Mason, where he was a lifetime member of the Findlater, Michigan Masonic Lodge #75.

Military honors will be held at his graveside services, 1:30 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.

Due to the threat of Covid-19, please maintain social distancing during the services.

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Graveside Service
May 27, 2020

1:30 PM
Blues Hill Cemetery

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