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Phillip Gervin “Buddy” Blanton

(November 24, 1953 – December 15, 2020)

(November 24, 1953 - December 15, 2020)

Phillip Gervin “Buddy” Blanton age 67 of Grape Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky made Heaven his home Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was born November 24, 1953 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Kelsey Blanton, and Bertha (Owens) Blanton.

Phillip is survived by his wife Suzan Michelle Reed, three daughters Sindy McCarty, Marrisa (Michael) Yates, and Taza (Mitchell) Patrick all of Salyersville, Kentucky. He is also survived by three sisters Marigrace Blanton of Crawfordville, Florida, Marlene Workman, and Dinah Puckett both of Salyersville, Kentucky. His grandchildren; Alex Patrick, Alyssa McCarty, Christopher Yates, Channing Yates, Curtis Yates, Trevor Patrick, Noah Patrick, and Reid Patrick. He also leaves behind several great grandchildren, Jason Yates, Parker Yates, Emma Yates, Karmyn Williams, Breanna Morrison, JJ Cervantes, and Valeria Cervantes.

In addition to his parents Phillip is preceded in death by one sister Bertha Lois Blanton and two brothers Mark Blanton, and Matthew Blanton.

Phillip was a faithful member of White Oak Apostolic Church. The life he lived was an example of how to be a Godly man. He knew that living a life that was pleasing unto the Lord, was how to make Heaven his home. Whether it be his great example of walking by faith, the buying and trading of case knives, and guns, or the random calls from him saying, “Grab Pap some cheese puffs, skoal, and a newspaper while you’re out” – These memories will live on in the hearts of all who love him.

Funeral services for Phillip were conducted at 12 Noon Saturday, December 19, 2020 from the White Oak Apostolic Church at White Oak, Kentucky with Danny Reed and Shawn Yates officiating. Burial followed in the Rebecca Gaylene Cemetery at White Oak, Kentucky.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.

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