Andy Blanton Jr., age 83 of Oil Springs, died Thursday May 23 in Prestonsburg, KY. He was born October 22, 1935 to the late Andy and Verna Lee Holbrook Blanton. Andy was a member of the Oil Springs United Methodist Church and was the retired chief of security for Johnson Central High School. On August 8, 1958 in Oakhill, OH he married Mary Lou Kitchen Blanton who survives, also surviving are two sons, Clifton Blanton of Hager Hill, KY and Andrew Jason Blanton of Oil Springs, KY; one brother, Arnold Blanton of Covington, KY, and two grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday after 9 a.m. at the Oil Springs United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at the Oil Springs United Methodist Church with McCoy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville, KY. In Lieu of Flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Oil Springs United Methodist Church by contacting the Preston Funeral Home at (606)789-4212.
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