Gary Earl Blanton
Gary Earl Blanton
  • November 27, 1973 - December 4, 2016
  • Haltom City, Texas

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Gary Earl Blanton, Jr., 43, of Haltom City, passed away on December 4, 2016 at his residence.

He was born at 10:10PM on November 27, 1973 in North Richland Hills.

As a baby, Gary was a happy, happy baby with a constant smile on his face.

Growing up, Gary was a typical young man. He played sports in school and could not wait to get his first car (which he totaled, by the way). Gary was a Paramedic with MedStar from 1994 until a motorcycle accident paralyzed him in 2004.

But Gary had a work ethic beyond compare. He went to work the day he turned 16 and did not stop until the day he died. Gary was the most honorable, kind, loyal and loving son a mother could ever ask for. Our lives will never be anywhere close to the same and I (his mother) do not know how to go on living except to take care of the grandbabies God put into our care. Gary so loved his nephews and niece and planned to help me raise them but I guess he will have to guide me from Heaven. I thank God for the 43 years and seven days that I got to spend with my beloved son.

“Integrity” is the best word to describe Gary. He did the right thing even when he knew nobody was looking.

Gary’s memory and legacy will be carried on by: his fathers, Gary E. Blanton, Sr., and George Ogle; his mother, Cathy Ogle; his nephews Dylan Castleberry and Jacob Moss; and his nieces Savannah Moss and Riley Moss.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 27, from 6-8PM at Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. A Celebration of Life will commence at 2PM on Wednesday, December 28 in the Chapel of Foust & Son Funeral Home. Committal will follow in the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Joey and Tammie Huckabee offer the following tribute to Gary:

“So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (NRSV)