He was born Sept. 26, 1935, to Frank and Mary Ellen (Pruett) Blanton. On May 26, 1967, he married Roma A. (Hobbs).
Don was a member of the Switz City Christian Church, Worthington American Legion Post #106, VFW Post #7117, Greene Co. Economic Development Corporation Board, Southern Indiana Development Commission board, Greene County 2-1-1 board and the Greene County Chamber Coalition. He was employed with Indiana Department of Transportation as a mechanic. He was a veteran serving with the US Army. Don was president of the Switz City Town Council since 1986 and served on the board since1982.
Survivors include his wife, Roma A. Blanton, daughter, Kelly J. (Brad) Zimmerly of Switz City; sons, Rick J. Blanton of Switz City, Chris L. Blanton of Linton and Andy F. Blanton of Loogootee, nine grandchildren, Brandt (Clarissa), Tyler and fiance Samantha Hubell, Katryna Zimmerly, Kristin, Taylor, Summer, Andrea and 'Tre' Blanton; a sister, Rita K. (Dave) Daugherty of Cleveland, TX.; several nieces, nephews and special niece and buddy,Trisha Blanton
Don was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lloyd K. Blanton.
Friends may call at Linton First Christian Church from 4-9 p.m., Wednesday and after 9 a.m.Thursday.
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday with Chris Gehring officiating. Interment will be at Walker Cemetery in Worthington with military rites given by the American Legion and the VFW posts.
Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton is in charge of arrangements.
The family has requested memorial contributions to be made to the funeral home in Don's memory.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.