Somerset, KY Obituaries. Preserving Their Memory.

Russell L. Blanton

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 2:30 P.M.

Mr. Russell L. Blanton, age 69, of Nancy, Kentucky passed from this life on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his residence in Nancy, Kentucky.

He was born March 18, 1948 in Somerset, Kentucky son of the late Chester Blanton and Ruth Minton Blanton. Russell is a Vietnam Veteran, while serving in the United States Air Forces he received the Commendation Medal of Honor. He worked for the Pulaski County School System where he retired as a bus driver. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as NASCAR, fishing, and collecting vintage cars. Russell was a member of the Duncan Masonic Lodge #234 of Nashville, Georgia.

He was a loving and kind gentleman and will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his beloved Daughter; Kim & Mitchell Johnson of Somerset, ex-wife/life-long companion and friend; Lana Denney Blanton and his grandchildren; Kody Johnson, Jacob Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky with full Military Honors by the American Legion Post #38

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Russell L Blanton.

Condolence Messages

  1. Peter Coyne

    20 January 2023 1 year ago

    I hope that after so much time has passed that this note may still reach some of Russell’s family. I just saw this obituary tonight and felt it necessary to respond. First my sincere condolences for your loss. I’m guessing, looking at the photo (a bit older perhaps) that it is the same Russell Blanton that I served with in Vietnam. I have several photos that I can share with you and a couple of amusing stories too. I had been searching for Russell and our third member Ken Snyder (who also passed away in 2012) for many years. I wish I could have found them sooner. Please contact me if you would like to hear more. Thank you. Sincerely, Peter Coyne

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