Cleon Blanton, 63 passed away
January 30, 2012 at his home
He was born January 22, 1949 in Princeton to Charles and Hazel (Bishop) Blanton, who preceded
him in death.
He was a veteran serving in
the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He retired from the former Patoka
Township Fire Department in 1998 serving as Chief his last four years. He had
lived in Princeton all of life.
He was baptized in the WheelingUnitedMethodistChurch. He loved horses, fast cars, building cars, and
especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed showing his cars at area cruise-ins
and was very talented and excelled at anything he did.
He is survived by his wife Marsha Blanton of Princeton; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Kelly Decker of BurlesonTX; daughter, Carie Wilkerson
of Princeton; 2 sisters, Doris Abbott of Sullivan and Charlene Krieg of OaklandCity; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and a
special friend, David Day of Princeton.
Funeral services will be Thursday
February 2, 2012 at the
Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Fred Brittain
officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 3
until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Colvin Funeral Home. V.F.W. Post 1147 will provide
military rites at the funeral home.