Shawnee resident John T Blanton, 84, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Shawnee.

Shawnee resident John T Blanton, 84, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Shawnee.

John was born March 5, 1933, in Wewoka to Nathan H Blanton and Ethel Davis Blanton.

John was a 1953 graduate of Butner High School. He played on Butner Eagle’s basketball and baseball teams. His love of sports made him an avid OU and Thunder fan.

John married Jeanie Plymale Nov. 7, 1953. They were blessed with one daughter, Vicki Lynn Blanton.

John served two years in the U.S. Army, 1954-1956. He also worked 30 years in civil service at Tinker Air Force Base. He retired in 1988. John was member of Liberty Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers.

Survivors include wife Jeanie, daughter Vicki, granddaughter Robin Peach Holcroft and husband Garrett, two brothers, four sisters as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and church family.

Memorial will be Thursday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church Shawnee.