Royce Allen Blanton

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Royce Allen Blanton, 90, of China Spring, Texas went to be with the Lord Friday, October 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Visitation: 6 – 8 PM Thursday, October 19  at Lake Shore Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 10 AM Friday, October 20 at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Royce will be laid to rest at Crawford Cemetery following the service. CLICK HERE to view the Live Stream of the service

Royce was born on December 24, 1932, in Crawford, Texas to James Lee and Hassie Elizabeth (Pack) Blanton. As a child he worked hard alongside his parents and siblings on the family farm. That ethic of hard work followed him into adulthood as he became a long-time employee of Gulf States Paper, eventually retiring in 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a creative man, who could build and repair anything. As a farmer and rancher, bred and raised horses and cattle and grew his own hay. He also enjoyed trail riding on his hand-built horse drawn wagons and buggies. Royce and his wife, Margarette, were married 51 years and had 7 children between them.

He was preceded in death by his parents; James and Hassie Blanton; siblings, Earl Blanton, Ray Blanton, Ruth Blanton, Opal Christian, Wilma McCutchen, and Mildred Bayes; sons, Stephen Blanton, and Roger Thomison; great-great grandson, Grayson Matus.

Royce is survived by his wife, Margarette Penny Blanton; sons, Marshall Blanton, and wife Debbie of Elm Mott; Bradley Blanton, and wife Mary of Del Valle; daughters, Sandra, and husband Larry Matus of West, Donna, and husband Victor Morgan of West; Judy, and husband Richard Taylor of McGregor; Margaret, and husband John Burns of China Spring; sisters, Verna Arp, and Dixie Wallace; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren that he loved with all his heart.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to China Spring VFD P.O. Box 65, China Spring, Texas 76633.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Yvette B Coffman

    Sending love and prayers to the family. He was the sweetest grandpa to my boys Aaron and Shane, and he will be missed. Rest in Heaven, sir.

  2. Randy & Denise Ragsdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Steve schroeder

    RI P royce thoughts and prayers for the family.

  4. Kevin, Donna, and Josh Meek

    So sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that my mom, Willie Mae Eagan (Skopik) wants to extend the same wishes.❤️

  5. One of the nicest men I have ever met. Proud to call him Uncle.

  6. I’m sorry for your life. He lived a long life, but that does not make the loss any easier. thoughts and prayers to the family.

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