SHELBY - Eddie Truitt Blanton, 74, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Atrium Healthcare - Cleveland. A native of Cleveland County, he was born to the late Jonie Garrison Blanton and Mattie Lee Blanton He is also predeceased by one brother, Tommy Blanton.
Eddie leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife of 50 years, Iva Blanton of the home; four children, John Glasbrooks (Bernice), Amanda Melton (Brian), Melinda McDaniel (John) and David Davis; eleven grandchildren, Ashley Wray (Adam), Michael Glasbrooks (Jessica), Bryan Melton (Jalexus), Caitlin Melton (Jeremy), Ryan Melton, Ethan Melton, Jacob McDaniel, Kristen Inman (Eric), Zackary Blanton (Theresa), Matthew McDaniel (Lauren) and Abby McDaniel; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Jo Walker (Tommy).
Eddie served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Way of the Cross Freewill Baptist Church, an Electrician at Fluor Daniel Construction Company and also loved being Santa Claus. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grands- and great-grandchildren. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Way of the Cross Freewill Baptist Church, 875 East Zion Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150 with Pastor Justin Grigg officiating the and Keith Webb as guest speaker. Receiving of friends will be held from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM before the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service of Boiling Springs, NC.
Online condolences may be made at www.rsmorganfsl.com.
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