Richard Walcott Blanks was born on June 17, 1943 in Monroe and died in Roswell, Ga. on June 27, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Jack Blanks of Bastrop. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kathryn Linzell Blanks; a son, William, and daughter, Rachel; sister, Bruce Blanks Bardwell (Wayne); and two nieces, Shannon Bardwell Torbett (John) and Stephanie Bardwell Sauer (Brian).
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Rick loved to duck hunt and was an avid writer and reader. He was a regular blogger under the pen name, Sonny Page. His passion was writing about his perspective on investments, economics and politics. Rick was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 with the 25th Infantry Division of the Army. He was recently retired from Prudential Georgia Realty.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Chattachoochee Nature Center Annual Fund 9125 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA 30075 (www.chattnature.org/donations.html).
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from June 30 to July 4, 2011