Frederick Eugene Blanton Sr.

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Frederick Eugene Blanton, Sr., age 77, of Panama City, FL, passed away peacefully Friday, 11 January 2013.

Fred graduated from Cool Springs High School in Forest City, NC. Fred served in the US Army with the Fifth Infantry Division, in the WWII Occupational Force in Germany. He attended college at North Carolina State University and at Clemson University. Fred was an avid promoter of better government and was a long-time volunteer for Common Cause. Fred was also an ardent supporter of fellow US Veterans, especially with the issues of post-service care and benefits.

Fred is survived by his wife Landra McGlaun Blanton, son Frederick Blanton Jr., and son-in-law Bobby Barron, of Staunton, VA, daughter Lisa Blanton and son-in-law Norman Froscher of Royal Palm Beach, Fl, and daughter Beverly Provost, and son-in-law Marc Provost of Coral Springs, FL. Fred is survived by three grandchildren: Airman Jordan Froscher, USAF, Melissa Provost, and Bryan Provost. Fred is also survived by his sister Suzie Frye Caldwell.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, 15 January 2013, at 6:00pm, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Panama City FL. Fred will be interred at Barrancas National Cemetery, in Pensacola, FL, at a date still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in honor of Frederick Eugene Blanton, Sr.

Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
850-763-4694
www.kentforestlawn.com

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Kent-Forest Lawn
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Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 763-4694
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Jan. 15, 2013
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