Glenn Blanton

October 17, 1933 ‒ December 02, 2014

Sparta, Ohio

Glenn Blanton, age 81, of Sparta, died Tuesday evening, December 2, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness.

On October 17, 1933, Glenn and his twin brother Gorman were born to the late Felix and Delia (Hensley) Blanton, in Bailey Switch, KY.

Glenn was proud to serve his country in the United States Army in Korea during the Korean conflict.

For 44 years Glenn worked as a plasterer where he became well known in the industry for his talent and perfectionist ways. His work can be found in many large and important buildings throughout Ohio, such as the Capital building and Towers on OSU campus. Glenn was a 60 year member of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Mason’.

Glenn loved being outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, hunting pheasants, and fishing. He also liked to fly in his younger years and even owned his own single engine piper cub plane. Glenn always liked a good project and often that project would be complete remodels of homes in the Sparta area. As an avid OSU fan, Glenn found time to watch the Buckeyes play football. He will be remembered by his family as a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his five children: Janet (Joe) Brinson of Centerburg, Greg Blanton of Sparta, Sheila (Pearl) Stowers of Marengo, Ron Blanton of Florence, AL, and Suzanne Fortner of Sunbury; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; two sisters: Jeanette Perkins of Lexington and Marge Stillwell of Sparta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glenn is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Felix Jr., Delbert, Odell, and twin Gorman Blanton; and two sisters: Ruby Brown and infant Geneva Blanton.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Glenn’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Thank you for sharing your father’s care with Hospice of Morrow County. It was an honor and privilege to be a part of his final journey. May peace and comfort be yours.

  • Thank you all for sharing your love and devotion to you Daddy. Keeping you in prayer these days and weeks to come.

  • Ron:
    I’m sad to hear about your father’s passing. I hope things are going well with you. I remember with fondness the times Joe and I spent with you.