Blanton, Vance A.

January 10, 1961 - November 13, 2014

Born on January 10, 1961 in Dallas, TX and passed away on November 13, 2014 in Dallas, TX.
Vance was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn M. Haversack; step-father, Warren W. Haversack; grandmother, Florence Baker; nephew, Matthew Blanton; and beloved dog, “Boots”.
He is survived by his siblings:  Jimmie L. Blanton, Jr. and wife Elaine, Karen K. Rose, Mark W. Blanton and  Terry F. Blanton and wife Mary; nieces and nephews: Jimmie P. Blanton, Corey T. Rose, Sr. and wife Jennifer, Codey W. Rose and wife Malissa, Jeremy W. Blanton and wife Natasha, Natalie M. Bosley and husband Shawntez, Brandy G. Blanton, Twila N. Splawn and husband Jerry,  Eric Blanton and wife Kayla, RaBecca L. Leighton and husband Michael; and 18 great nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.Vance was a confirmed Bachelor with no children who adored all of his nieces and nephews. He was an extremely loyal friend who maintained most of his childhood companions throughout the full course of his life. His compassion was evident through his love of animals and the way he treated his fellow man. He was quick to lend a hand to those in need and devoted a significant amount of time to feeding Dallas’ homeless each Sunday morning before attending Sunday worship. He always looked forward to a good family gathering and a nice home cooked meal. He had an incredible sense of humor that was coupled with a quick wit and his pride and joy was his 1996 Dodge Dakota truck. As the last of 5 children in his family he was known as the “King Baby” or “Mom’s Baby”.  Vance was very intelligent and scored an impressive 160 on his IQ test.  As a teenager Vance was baptized into Christ.  Also as a teenager, at the age of 16, Vance graduated cosmetology school with the highest grade seen on the State Exam that year. Vance was also proud to work for Harley Davidson were he was able to assemble his very own Fat Boy motorcycle.

If you would like to share memories like these, please leave a comment below in the guest register.  You can also share memories at  a Memorial Service for Vance, which will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2PM at Saturn Road Church of Christ 3030 Saturn Rd, Garland, TX 75041.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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