Joshia Perdee “J.P.” Blanton: Loris

1931 – 2019

     Joshia Perdee “J.P.” Blanton of Loris passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, at McLeod Loris hospital. He was 88.

     Mr. Blanton was born on Feb. 12, 1931 in Loris, to the late Samuel Overson Blanton and the late Matha Skipper Blanton.

     Mr. Blanton served his country with honor and courage during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He went on to work as the owner and operator of J.P. and Son Garage from 1973 to 1993, and ran his own sawmill for the past 20 years. Mr. Blanton was a longtime active member of Live Oak Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

     Survivors include his son, Arana Blanton and wife, Joyce of Loris; two daughters, Jean Fowler and husband, Roger D. and Lois Inman and husband, Dean all of Loris; one brother, Jack Blanton of Loris; one sister, Matha Lee Causey of Loris; four grandchildren, Jessica Akins, Kinoth Joshua Fowler, Julie Harrell and husband, Brad, and Angela Inman; four great-grandchildren, Scotty Harrell, Drake Fowler, Lexi Akins, and Teagan Perritt; and special friend, Loraine Stroud of Loris.

     Mr. Blanton was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle Mincey Blanton; his four brothers, Mack Edison Blanton, Bill Blanton, Joe Blanton, and Hubert Blanton; two sisters, Mary Lou Blanton and Louise Doyle; two half- brothers, Leroy Sarvis and Cliff Sarvis.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Alvin Jackson officiating, committal services following at Pleasant Meadow Cemetery.

     Visitation was to begin at 1:30 p.m., preceding the funeral services, in the chapel.

     Memorials may be made to Live Oak Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Wanda Hodge, 1580 Hwy 45, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.