Hugh Blanton

Hugh N. Blanton, 81, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Hubert and Evelyn Kinsland Blanton.

Hugh was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church, where he was on the finance committee. He was a huge Boston Red Sox fan and he loved to travel and raise cattle. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Blanton.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra Phillips Blanton; daughter Jennifer Blanton of Whittier; and sister Shirley Blanton Moore of Whittier.

Several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Steve Jamison officiating. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed at Lower Coward Cemetery on Caney Fork. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Smoky Mountain Association; you can visit their website at to print out a donation form to be mailed to, P.O. Box 130, Gatlinburg, TN 37733.