Jackie Carol Blanton, age 73, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016, at Homey, Okla. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, with Pastor Mike Caraway officiating.
Jackie was born on Aug. 2, 1943, to John H. Blanton and Vera Vivian (Love) Blanton. He attended Ardmore City Schools. He worked with his brother, Dan Blanton, as a bricklayer. Jackie enjoyed spending time with his brother, fishing and going dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Oscar Blanton and Dan Blanton; and one sister, Vivian Kent.
Jackie is survived by his wife, Betty Sherwood; five children, Betty Walls, Sandra McLanathan, Carol Griner, Jackie Blanton Jr. and Eddie Vaughn; two brothers, Junior Blanton and Turman Blanton, 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening at Griffin~Hillcrest Funeral Home, Ardmore.
Condolences may be left at www.griffinhillcrest.com.