Nicholas Blanton passed from these earthly bonds in his home with family present. A long time resident of Gainesville, he was the oldest son of Marilyn Urquhart Blanton Dowling and Billy N Blanton Sr and stepson of Kingsley E Dowling, all who preceded him in death. He was big brother to his sister Vikki Blanton Arneault, St Augustine, Fl, and Ricky (Kay) Blanton of Wylie, TX, , Mitchell Blanton, Henderson, NV, Billy Blanton, Gainesville, Tx. James Blanton (deceased), Donald (Grace) Blanton, Henderson, NV. , "Duke" Kingsley (Marylyn) Dowling, Gainesville, TX and Matthew (Ana) Dowling of Weatherford, TX. Step brother to Terry (Doris) Dowling of Denison, TX. He was uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and 17 grand nieces and nephews.
Nick was known for nearly 4 decades in California and then Texas as Saint Nick, spreading the Christmas cheer to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and churches from October until January up until 2013 when he lost his legs and his health declined. His generosity throughout the whole year was well known by many as well as his gruffness, He was a Vietnam Vet, self-employed business owner and someone who truly loved kids and seniors. These will be only a small part of the things he will be remembered for.
No flowers please.
Published on January 14, 2017