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Johnnie Carlton Blanton

April 11, 1931 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 90)


Johnnie "Buddy" Carlton Blanton, age 90, of Wallace left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Monday, April 12, 2021 from Lower Cape Fear Hospice. 

He was born on April 11, 1931 in Duplin County; the son of the late John Henry and Sallie Rivenbark Blanton.  He was also predeceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Dorothy Merritt Blanton; grandchildren, Jake Blanton and Teresa Blanton; and siblings, Mary Padgett, Dorothy Wrought and Alice Adams. 

Johnnie was a life-long devoted member of First Baptist Church of Wallace.

Surviving is his children, Lois B. Watkins of Burgaw, Ann B. Pittman of Wilmington and Johnny Blanton, Sr, and wife, Laura of Wallace; grandchildren, Jason Pittman and wife, Debbie, John Blanton, Jr. and wife, Yoly, and Amber Dixon and husband, Marcus; great grandchildren, Morgan Blanton, Jordan Blanton, Avery Blanton, Paxton Dixon and Jaley Carr; brother, Tommy Blanton and wife, Althea of Wallace; sisters, Elmer Pierce and Archie of Hampstead and Betty Heaton of Clinton; sister-in-law, Peggy Ann Trammell of New Iberia, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that loved Johnnie dearly. 

Johnnie or "Buddy", as he was affectionately called, was a loving father and caring grandfather and brother.  He was a simple man who loved his family with all his heart. Being a hard worker, Buddy diligently worked for Wallace Service Center for many years.  He never met a stranger and always interesting to talk with.  Buddy had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  He enjoyed feeding his (and others) cats, watching western movies, and spending time with family and friends. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.   Buddy will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.  

Family graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum in Watha with his pastor, the Reverend Dr. Al Thompson officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorial gifts be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physcians Drive, Wilmington, NC  28401 or to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at 

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Graveside Service
April 15, 2021

10:00 AM


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401

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