Ronald (Ron) Lee Blanton, 82, formerly of Aurora, IL and Leesburg, FL, passed away on Oct. 5 in Summerville, SC. He was the son of the late Hazel Rodgers and James Blanton.
Ron grew up in Aurora, IL and graduated from East Aurora High School. He served in the United States Navy as a radioman on the USS Springfield. Ron made his career at Exelon (formerly Commonwealth Edison) and retired in 1995 to pursue his love of travel with his late wife, Sue.
Ron was a member of the Eagle's Club, AmVets, and the Moose Lodge. His favorite things included chocolate ice cream, smoking, drinking, watching westerns, asking too many questions, and giving his unsolicited opinion. He was equally the life of the party and a pain in the ass.
He is survived by three children: Ronnie (Cathy Rausch) Blanton of Aurora, IL; Shane (Keri) Blanton of Leesburg, FL; and Heather (Rick) Merrithew of Summerville, SC; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to ProMedica Hospice Memorial Fund, 444 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43604.