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Kerry D. Blanton

July 27, 1954 — October 7, 2023

Savannah

Kerry D. Blanton was born on July 27, 1954 in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of the late J.C. "Jake" Blanton and Zulene Joyce Guyton Blanton.

On January 5, 1973, he was united in marriage to Bonnie D. Hosea, who survives.

Kerry worked in construction since the age of 14 and built bridges for various companies for 51 years until he retired at the age of 65. He was a proud man and he took pride in working hard for what he had, He was compassionate towards everyone and loved spending time with his family. Kerry was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church in Savannah, Tennessee.

Kerry D. Blanton departed this life on October 7, 2023 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 69 years, 2 months, and 10 days.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie D. Blanton of Savannah, Tennessee; son, Chad D. Blanton of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Jaime D. Parrish of Savannah, Tennessee; grandchildren, Michaella Callahan, Ray Ray Blanton, Schuyler Elliott, Xavier Blanton, and Julyun Blanton; great grandchildren, Lakyn Callahan, Rylee Callahan, Addison Elliott, and Ashton Elliott; sister, Kathy Robertson of Adamsville, Tennessee; and nephew, Jeremy Hosea of Roanoke, Virginia.

In addition to his parents, Kerry was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Blanton and sister, Angela Grills. 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

10:30am - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Burial

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Memory Gardens of Hardin County

17361 TN-69, Savannah, TN 38372

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