Billy Ray Blanton, 73 of Harlan passed away early Saturday morning of December 26, 2020 at the Harlan ARH.
Bill was born December 29, 1946 in Harlan, KY to the late William Raymond and Fannie Taylor Blanton. He was retired after 40 years of faithful employment at the Harlan ARH, where he made many friends over the years. He was a good Christian man, faithful member of the Loyall Church of God, and he loved his Church family. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was well liked by all who knew him and will be missed by many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed it.
Besides his parents he is preceded in death 4 brothers, Richard "Paddle", Ralph "Tootie", George, and Virgil Blanton; 1 sister, Sue Blanton Gross.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Hester Hubbard Blanton of Harlan; 1 son, Michael Scott (Brenda) Blanton of Mayfield, KY; 1 granddaughter, Jessica (Jackson) Clay of Mayfield, KY; 2 brothers, Estil Lee "Pedo" (Pat) Blanton of Charleston, SC, and James "Pup" (Peggy) Blanton of Georgetown, KY; 3 sisters, Nell Mills of Dalton, GA, Mary Ann Walters of Baxter, KY, and twin sister, Willie Mae (Bud) Asher of Harlan; 1 special brother in law, Tony Hubbard of Harlan; he leaves a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday (Dec. 29) at the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Owens officiating.
Graveside services will be 11:00 am Wednesday (Dec. 30) at the Resthaven Cemetery in Keith, KY. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to go in procession to the cemetery.
Covid-19 Restrictions of 50% of our capacity, face masks, and social distancing all set by the Governor of Kentucky shall be followed.
(The family does ask that everyone attending please wear a face covering for all services.)
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