Mershal Doyle Blanton, age 94, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Alvin C. York Medical Center. He was a native of Cannon Co.
He was survived by his wife of 72 years, Edna Sue Goff Blanton of Woodbury; Children, Kenneth Doyle (Nancy) Blanton of Chelsea, MI & Connie Sue Leanza of Tullahoma; Four grandchildren, Sara Blanton (Matt) Kroll, Jenna Blanton, Jennifer Leanza, & Craig Leanza; and Two great grandchildren, Quin Blanton Kroll & Francis Blanton Kroll.
Mershal was the son of the late Doyle & Annie Enis Blanton. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Michael Leanza; Siblings, Joe Blanton, John Hayes Blanton, Mabel Jordan Shackleford, Alice Wilcher, & Eleanor Logan.
Mr. Blanton was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army where he received a Purple Heart. He was retired from General Motors after 30 years and a member of the Woodbury church of Christ. He was also a Mason, where he was a lifetime member of the Findlater, Michigan Masonic Lodge #75.
Graveside Services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.
Due to the threat of Covid-19, please maintain social distancing during the services.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net