Michael Raymond Blanton
May 25, 1954 - March 25, 2017
Michael Raymond Blanton, age 62, of Athens passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Athens.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Athens with Pastor John Woodall, Dr. Michael D. Shaffer and Pastor Paul Baxley officiating followed by a brief graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Atlanta Highway. Pallbearers were JR Allred, John Barrett, Tucker Blount, John Culpepper, Keith Guest, Ricky Lane, Vance Leavy, Don Leebern, Mitch Malcom, Keith Porter, Billy Rivers, Jimmy Rector, Lee Stinchcomb, Danny Thompson and Cary Wood.
Mike Blanton was born in Seattle, Washington to Nila Lou Blanton and Raymond Howard Blanton May 25, 1954 and grew up in Atlanta. Mike earned his BA in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1976. He married his beloved wife, Kelley Pruitt July 25, 1997 in Athens at the Taylor Grady House.