Otis Louis Blanton Jr, 75, January 24, 1940 – September 14, 2015


Otis Louis Blanton Jr., 75, of Royse City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 14, 2015 in Rockwall. Memorial services under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in Royse City with Pastor Charles Reece officiating.
Otis was born January 24, 1940 in Patterson, New Jersey. He is the son of the late Otis Blanton Sr. and Mary Polinski Blanton. He attended school in Patterson before moving to Henderson High school in Henderson, Texas where he graduated. Later he attended vocational school. He was a former truck driver before becoming a Master Brick Mason. Otis married Patsy Sherren on August 24, 2007 and they made their home in Royse City. He was preceded in death by his daughter Debra Blanton and son Gary Blanton. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and loved being around people. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, fishing, hunting and watching old westerns.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife Patsy Blanton; sons Keith Blanton of Dallas, Rodney R. Sherren, Larry D. Sherren, Ivan Sherren all of Royse City; daughters Valeria Freeman and husband Jason of Garland, Mary Blanton of Dallas, Paula Ridge and husband Tyron of Garland, Kimmy Blanton of Dallas; 21 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters Beatie Norris, Pauline Williams both of New Jersey; and cousin Barbara Stephens and husband Olan of Garland.

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