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Willie Blanchett

Willie Welton Blanchett

Thursday, January 16, 1919 - Saturday, January 30, 2021
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Willie Welton Blanchett received his reward in Heaven on January 30, 2021. Mr. Blanchett had recently turned 102 years of age. He was born on January 16, 1919 in Winfield, Texas to James and Ida Blanchett. W.W. grew up in Winnsboro and been a resident of Irving since 1967. Mr. Blanchett served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Old Tyme Foods in 1981. He loved playing "42" and was known as "Papa" to his grandkids and great-grandkids. W.W. married Ruby Brooks on December 19, 1947 and the two enjoyed 73 years of marriage until his passing. Mr. Blanchett was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Brenda Blanchett; four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by wife Ruby Blanchett; son Charles Blanchett (Doloris); daughter Barbara Blanchett; 2 grandchildren, Shanna Askew (Trey), Christopher Blanchett (Sabrina); 5 great-grandchildren; sister Valerie Stevens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. The funeral will begin at 1:30 p.m. with burial to follow at Providence Cemetery in Franklin County. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated by sending a check to the Providence Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 97, Mt. Vernon, Texas 75457.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro
    Address
    816 W. Broadway
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:30pm
    Location
    Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro
    Address
    816 W. Broadway
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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    Officiant
    Pastor Christopher Blanchett
  • Interment

    Location
    Providence Cemetery
    Address
    CR 3070
    Mt. Vernon, Texas 75494
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Pamela and Westbrook

Posted at 02:35pm
In memory of William W Blanchett . You will be so missed. Many memories love in our heart. Love you Barbara and Charles. James and Pamela Westbrook
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Posted at 08:37am
Barbara, It was a blessing to have known him briefly. He loved you and that was obvious. You loved him and that was obvious. God's family. Sandy
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Jim DuBois

Posted at 08:40pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Praying for your family.
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Posted at 08:38pm
Sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers. Love Eddie and Donna Polege and family.
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Doris Green

Posted at 07:18pm
Bill always had a smile on his face, a kind word to say, and always happy to see you, a rare quality. Heaven has called you home, we will greatly miss you. Thank you for your service to our country. Doris G.
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