Sharon Daniel (SD) Blanton passed on to Heaven’s gate December 22, 2011, while visiting family in Indiana.
He is the son of Burton Fitzgerald Blanton and Leila McDaniel Blanton.
SD was a lifelong resident of Lee and a member of the Lee First United Methodist Church. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1949 and was a combat wounded veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. SD was a man of many talents. He farmed family land for many years as well as sold insurance, owned and operated a post mill and later a metal recycling company.
SD was preceded in death by his wife, Evesta (Mickey) Blanton; grandson, Berton Blanton; his next wife, Patricia; step-granddaughter, Andrea Gaston; and two nephews, Danny and Kenny Mauldin.
He is survived by his wife, Gayhart Kimbrel Blanton; sister, Eleanor Mauldin (Bill Cannard); six children, Venus Cochran, Tim (Tonja) Blanton, Jerome Blanton, Ernest Blanton, Pamela (Rich) and Candace (Clayton) Roberts; four step-children, Lisa (Kessler) Gaston, Allen Clingler, Andrea (John) Turner, Shannon (Matt) Barrett; 14 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and one nephew.
Graveside memorial service will be held on January 7, at Stonewall Cemetery in Lee at 2 p.m.