Dannie B. Blanton, age 72 of River, died Thursday June 27, 2019. He was born June 4, 1947 to the late Andy J. and Edith Fraley Blanton Reed. Dannie was a member of the Tutor Key Community Church a coal miner with KTK Mining and proudly served his country in the United States Army. On May 9, 1998 in Staffordsville he married Charlene Blanton who preceded him in death. Dannie is survived by his step father, Fred Reed; one step son, Aaron Osborne of MN; two brothers, Michael B. (Becky) Blanton of Paintsville and J.C. (Jeanetta) Blanton of Oil Springs; four sisters, Sue Combs of Hager Hill, Janie Castle of Martha, Lynn (Rick) Hayden of Van Lear, and Pat LeMaster of River; two step grand children, Hannah and Caleb Osborne and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by one brother, Stoney (Gena) and one sister, Joann (Mike) Mckenzie. Friends may visit the Preston Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the Tutor Key Community Church. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Tutor Key Community Church with Arthur Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Blanton Cemetery at River, KY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Tutor Key Community Church.
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