ROCK HILL – Mr. Billy Collins Blanton, 84, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Atrium Health in Charlotte.

The funeral will be held at 2pm on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. David O’Donnell officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park on Cherry Road.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-1:45pm at the church.

Born in Brunswick County, NC, Mr. Blanton was a son of the late Purifoy M. Blanton and the late Minnie Long Blanton.  He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and the Rock Hill Masonic Lodge #385 where he was a past master.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, Mary Odom Blanton; his step-daughter; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; an abundance of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and other loved ones.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Blanton’s name to Eastside Baptist Church, 318 N. Jones Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

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