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David Ishmael Blanton

Louisville, KY

Mr. David Ishmael Blanton, 67, of Louisville, KY, formerly of Memphis, TN, passed suddenly but peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017. A native of Portsmouth, OH, David was the proud son of the late Fred Blanton and the late Ruie Blanton. David went on to earn a Bachelors from the University of Kentucky and a Masters from Northwestern University. While at the University of Kentucky, David was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and remains close with many of his fraternity brothers. Following a long career in advertising in New York, Chicago, and Memphis, most recently, David was a Realtor with Keller Williams where he proudly led a team for seven years in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

David served Christ as a committed Member,Sunday School Teacher, and Chairman of Stewardship and Finance at St. Paul United Methodist Church but his most favorite role may have been reading scripture from the lectern on Sunday mornings.

David is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Mrs. Vickie J. Blanton as well as his two sons and daughters in-law: Mr. and Mrs. J. Barr Blanton (Abby) of Charlotte, NC and Mr. and Mrs. Todd F. Blanton (Curry) of Memphis, TN. Recently, David became a doting grandfather to three beautiful grandchildren: Robert Sloan Blanton (18 months), Belle Hungate Blanton (two months), and John David ("Jack") Blanton (one day).

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday April 12 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any contributions, in David's memory to be made to his favorite charities and organizations: Special Olympics Kentucky and St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 9, 2017
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