Mr. Oedis Walter Blanks, age 69, of Lake City, Florida died Friday, March 18, from injuries received in an automobile accident north of Live Oak, Fla. He was a native of Homerville, GA and had resided in Lake City since 1958. He was the son of the late Robert Earnest Blanks and Mary Jordan Blanks. Was preceded in death by one son, Sammy Blanks and a brother, Vernon Blanks. Mr. Blanks owned and operated Blanks Saw Mill in Lake City for over 39 years. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Blanks of Lake City, Fla.; His daughter, Ruby (Frank) Collins, Jacksonville, Fla.; His son, Terry "Cooper" (Kitty) Blanks, Taylor, Fla.; Three sisters, Versie Dancy and Virginia Merker both of Lake City, Fla. and Vivian Jones, Whigham, GA; Two brother, Marion "Butch" Blanks, Lake City and Robert "R.J." Jordan, O'Brien, Fla.; Five grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 A.M. Tuesday, April 12, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Monday, April 11, at the funeral home. Final disposition will be by cremation with GUERRY Funeral Home, 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. in charge of arrangements. Please view and sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net.