Name: Blanton, Lemuel


Mr. Lemuel T. Blanton, age 61, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Blanton was born in Murray, Kentucky on September 20, 1958, to the late Luke Blanton and Virginia (Stubblefield) Blanton. Mr. Blanton worked as an auto body detailer and a member of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church. He was a 1977 graduate of Murray High School and a member of the Murray High School Track Hall of Fame.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Blanton was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Partee, Ruthie Patrick, and Virginia Milliken; as well as four brothers, L.V. Blanton, Junior Blanton, Charles Blanton, and Johnny Blanton.

Mr. Blanton is survived by three daughters, Marquette Foster – Vaughn and husband Christopher of Texas, Kaycee Carman of Mayfield, Kentucky, and Kalisha Belcher and fiancé Jeffrey Teague of Murray; one son, Marcellus Foster of Murray; three sisters, Jorine Kinley and husband J.L. of Murray, Jenny Belvet of North Carolina, and Mammie Foster of Murray; one brother, Eugene Blanton and wife Vernita of Murray; as well as seven grandchildren and two great – grandchildren.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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