Charles Ray Blanton
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Charles "Ray" Blanton, age 87 of Dameron Road, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at his residence. He was born February 27, 1935 in Burke County to the late George and Geneva Newton Blanton. Ray was retired from Carolina Freight. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, member of the brotherhood, worked with the youth, and on the NC Disaster Team. Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna O'Quin Blanton; daughter, Deborah Joan Blanton; and son, Benjamin Lee Blanton. Survivors include his wife, Jerleen Carswell Blanton; sons, Lewis Scott Blanton and wife, Sandra, and Christopher Augusta Blanton. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com