Walter Roy Blanton of Onaga, KS. died peacefully, with family by his side, on Monday, August 31, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS. He was 69.
Walter was born April 14, 1951 in Topeka, KS. to Milton Blanton and Nettie Selby Blanton. Walter was raised in Topeka and graduated from Highland Park High School. Walter has two sons, Lonnie and Luke Blanton from two previous relationships. Walter also has a daughter, Samantha Blanton, with his longtime partner, Gisela Marr.
Walter loved country living, fishing, helping others, cooking, and he never knew a stranger. Walter worked for the Farmers State Bank in Circleville and Holton, and was a delivery contract employee for the United States Postal Service. When a need was realized, Walter was always there to help out. He especially loved spending time with his 2 grandsons, Carter and Antonio.
Walter is survived by his partner Gisela Marr, his 2 sons, Lonnie and Luke Blanton, his daughter Samantha Blanton, son-in-law Fernando Carrion, his grandsons, Carter Frye, Antonio Carrion, Fernando Carrion-McClinton Jr., and Joshua Carrion, his brother Edwin Hales, and sister-in-law Karen Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Nettie Blanton, his stepfather “Red,” and his brother Raymond Blanton. He will be missed and remembered by his family and many friends whose lives he touched in his lifetime.
At Walter’s request, cremation has taken place at Midwest Cremation Society, Inc. in Topeka. A gathering of family and friends will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Linscott Park in Holton, Kansas at noon. Please feel free to bring a snack to share.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Walter R. Blanton Memorial Fund. The funds will be used as a scholarship fund for his Grandsons Carter and Antonio. Contributions can be mailed to Azura Credit Union, P.O. Box 1128 Topeka, KS 66601 or given directly to Elaine Stephenson, Executor, Circleville, KS 66416.