SPRUCE PINE, Ala. – Michael Anthony Blanton, 35, formerly of Red Bay, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Franklin County, Ala. He was born March 31, 1979, in Tupelo and was employed as a builder for Gates in Red Bay.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Bo Lloyd officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Abbigale Blanton of Spruce Pine; two children, Gregory and A.J. Blanton; mother, Sandra Shaw (Ken) of Pontotoc; father, Mike Blanton (Sharon) of Red Bay; special mom, Pansy McKinney of Red Bay; grandparents, R.V. and Clara Holland and Linda Blanton, all of Red Bay; great-grandmother, Ruby Burks of Red Bay; two sisters, Kim Brown (Matt) and Sonya Red (Chad), all of Houlka; stepsister, Summer Hamilton (Baron) of Tuscumbia; father and mother-in-law, Tommy and Jane Voyles of Spruce Pine; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Houston McKinney, Lois Elmer Burks, Edna and Dell Holland and George Blanton.
Pallbearers will be Bret Cashion, Justin Raper, Josh Dobbs, Josh Phifer, Jay Mayfield, Jeff Manis, Zack Frederick and Dustin Harris.
Honorary pallbearer will be Richard Hisaw.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the children of Michael Blanton, c/o Listerhill Credit Union, 3400 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.