Emory Roxdale “Rocky” Blanton, age 46, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at South Georgia Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with visitation following until 5 p.m.
Interment was Monday at 2 p.m., October 24, 2011, at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida.
He was born in Coral Gables on March 11, 1965, and graduated from Hamilton County High School in 1983. He joined the Marines Corps and served 10 years from 1983-1993. He was a Florida State Trooper from January 1987 to December 2009, and was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Live Oak. He married Amanda Brantley in 1986.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Blanton; two sons, Justin Emory Blanton and Joshua Elliot Blanton, both of Jennings; one daughter, Jessica Lauren Blanton of Jennings; one brother, Heath Lamar Blanton of Jennings; one sister. Michelle Blair-Vaughn of White Springs; and one granddaughter, Hayleigh Rae Capps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie Lamar and Hilda Ann Blanton.
Donations may be made to the Emory Roxdale Blanton Memorial Fund, C/O First Federal Saving and Loan, 507 Hatley Street West, Jasper, FL 32052.