Ronnie Kenneth "Ken" Blanton
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Mr. Ronnie Kenneth "Ken" Blanton, 75, of 850 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Windsor House West in Spartanburg, SC.
Born, September 17, 1937, in Gaffney, SC, he was the son of the late Hollie Blanton and the late Lillie Green Blanton, and was the husband of Ann Hawkins Blanton.
He was in the maintenance area of The Timken Company, a loving husband, step-father, and was a member of Clifton First Baptist Church and former longtime member of Love Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Blanton is survived, in addition to his wife, by three step-children, Barbara Anne Cashwell of Dallas, TX, Travis (Mary Margaret) Crocker and Lisa (Jody) Hammett, both of Spartanburg, SC; seven step-grandchildren, Addyson Crocker, Clayton Crocker, Brittany Hammett, Kyle Hammett, Sheila Walls, Angie Copeland, and Barbie Kempt; and one brother, Billy Dean (Elaine) Blanton. He was predeceased, in addition to his parents, by wife, Pearl Blanton; and brother, Harold Blanton.
Funeral Services for Mr. Blanton will be held in the Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel, 211 East Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 2:00 pm conducted by the Rev. Shane Dismuke. Burial will be in the Love Springs Baptist Church Cemetery following the service.
Visitation for Mr. Blanton will be held in the Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, 211 East Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
The family will be at 219 Idlewood Circle, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
The family has entrusted the Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney, SC for the care of Mr. Blanton.
An online register is available at www.shufordhatcherfuneralhome.com
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2013