James C. Blanton IIIMay 28, 1954 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 63)
James C. Blanton, III, 63, passed away on December 14, 2017 in Kansas City, MO. He was born May 28, 1954 in Columbia, SC. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. He attended Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He had a lifelong career in reinsurance, which began at Lloyd’s of London, London England through his retirement in Kansas City.
Jimmy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Blanton, Jr. (Catherine) of Jacksonville, FL.; Siblings, Alfred H. Blanton (Julie) of Lawrenceville, NJ; A. Clarke Blanton (Helene) of Westfield, NJ; Catherine B. Barton (Mark) of Jacksonville FL, Clifton M. Blanton (Terri) of Wilson, NC.; and numerous nieces, nephews; and grand niece and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2017, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32210. Arrangements are under the care of Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Emma Hooks Blanton Scholarship Fund, Wingate University, Wingate, NC, or to Saint Marks Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL.