Jerry Ray Blanton

February 4, 1940 - December 20, 2011
Jerry Ray Blanton

Jerry Ray Blanton, 71 of Winnabow and formerly of Wilmington passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
He was born February 4, 1940 in Wilmington, NC. His parents were the late Jack Blanton and Pearl Herring Blanton.

Jerry was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Bolivia. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard and was retired from Machine and Welding Supply Co.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia “Ann” Blanton; three children, David Blanton, Becky Truehart and husband Steve, Dennis “Dino” Blanton and wife Wendy; three grandchildren, Brandon and Shawn Truehart, and Kodi Blanton; and one sister, Bernice Lucas.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday, December 23, 2011 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1460 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Wilmington.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 22, 2011
    Georgeanne Smith says:
    Dear Becky and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I only met your Dad once, but could tell you had his spunk. I'm sure he took the fast track to haven at this holy time of the year. If I can do anything for you or your Mom, just let me know. Love you my friend, Georgeanne

  • December 22, 2011
    Pastor Bobby L Leonard says:
    Ann, I have many dear memories of all of you during the many years at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Griffin. May out dear Lord help all of you during these days.

  • December 27, 2011
    Amy Strange says:
    Dear,Bec and Family my heart goes out to all of you.Jerry was a lucky man to have been able to share his life with such wonderful people who loved him so .If there is anything I can do Im here for all of you. Bec Bec, & Moma Pat I Love you ! Jerry will be missed and never forgotten.