John David Blanchard INDIAN TRAIL - John David Blanchard, 80, of Indian Trail, passed away on Feb. 12, 2014. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Indian Trail Cemetery. David was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in Union County to the late Harry Banks Blanchard and Lilly Hartis Blanchard. He is preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Blanchard; son, David Larry Blanchard; brothers, Harry Banks Blanchard Jr., Charles "Basil" Blanchard, Horace Blanchard, and Banks Blanchard. David and Myrtle's family were chartered members of Hartis Grove Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon. David worked as a truck driver with Southeastern Freightliner for many years. He was also a member of Matthews Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his son, Ricky Blanchard (Elaine); daughters, Brenda Benton (Phillip) and Teresa Griffin (Mike); daughter-in-law, Dixie Blanchard; sisters, Juanita Burnette, Dorothy Adams and Linda Russell; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The family will accept flowers; however, donations may be made to Presbyterian Matthews Hospice. Arrangements are in care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.heritagecares.net.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 16, 2014