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Mr. Kemp Blanton

July 21, 1948 — June 4, 2015

LAKELAND - Mr. David Kemp Blanton, 66, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Lakeland, FL. Kemp was born July 21, 1948 in Orlando, FL, and was a resident of Lakeland for many years. He was a market supervisor for Publix Supermarkets and a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Lakeland. As a business entrepreneur, Kemp also founded Blanton Retail Services and All American Food Equipment in Lakeland. He was a 1966 graduate of Lakeland High School, attended Stetson University, a member of the Imperial Polk Lodge #345 of Lakeland, and a member of the Shriners.
Kemp was preceded in death by his parents, James Lamar Blanton and Frances Woodward Blanton; brother, Franklin Lamar Blanton; sister, Janice Blanton Anglin.
He is survived by his brothers, Charles Carey Blanton and wife Julie, J. Roger Blanton and wife Marcia, and brother-in-law, Frank Anglin, all of Lakeland, FL, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 8, 2015 at Crossroads Baptist Church, 6129 U.S. 98, South, Lakeland, FL. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary with Rev. Byron Hendry officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make contributions to Good Shepherd Hospice, c/o Lakeland Hospice House, 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.
Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171
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Monday, June 8, 2015

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Crossroads Baptist Church

6129 US-98, Panama City, FL 32405

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