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Graveside Service

Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery
Friday October 7th, 2022

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Kevin "KB" Ray Blanton

Kevin "KB" Ray Blanton, 57, of Mt. Holly passed away on September 30, 2022 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.  He was born on May 7, 1965 to the late Kenneth and Terry McCoig Blanton. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Shannon Blanton and his grandfather, Alger McCoig.  KB attended City Church in Gastonia.  He was a hardworker, loved horses and owned many at one time, enjoyed playing the harmonica, woodworking, and loved decorating for Halloween.  Above all, KB loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Jeremy Blanton (Whitney), Brittany Blanton Lay (Patrick), and Devon R. Blanton; grandmother, Betty McCoig; sister, Angela Blanton (Todd Smith); grandchildren, Kelsey, Kenzleigh, Kaylynn, Brayden, and Kamden; and nephew Andrew Blanton.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mt. Holly with Rev. Dickie Spargo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the funeral home for Kevin's funeral expenses to help the family.

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Kevin and I became friends through a game we played together called King of Avalon. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace my friend hopefully in the next life we will finally get to meet.

David Detrick Oct 8 2022 11:50 AM

You have definitely left a void in this world. Fly high with the angels Kevin. You can rest easy now.

Kimberly Wright Oct 6 2022 11:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kevin "KB" Blanton

Kimberly Wright Oct 6 2022 12:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kevin "KB" Blanton

Elizabeth Kaufman Oct 5 2022 11:12 PM

So many memories. Always gave with his whole heart. There is definitely a hole in our world. Fly high my friend. R.I.P.

Vickie Rivenbark Oct 5 2022 9:24 PM

Daddy you meant everything to me. I don't know how to continue in this world without you! I'll always be your little girl ❤️

Tara Oct 5 2022 7:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kevin "KB" Blanton

Mark clawson Oct 5 2022 7:27 PM

The Blanton family has been a part of my entire life.. I was there with Terry's , Shannon's, and Kenneths, passing.. I was not ready for this. KB and I had a long enduring friendship that was precious to me.. I didn't get to say goodbye to him and that's a regret I will live with until we meet again.. I know he is dancing with Amy now and I know he wanted that more than anything..

Kelli Suttle Lovingoid Oct 5 2022 7:21 PM

You were definitely one of a kind. You will always be in my heart ❤️

BBL Oct 5 2022 3:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Kevin "KB" Blanton

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Oct 5 2022 12:00 AM