Condolence & Memory Journal

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Ron and I are so sorry to hear about Jack. We just found out at the Shake Shop today when Shirley told us. We were shocked. Our Prayers are with you Merlyn, Amy & Jacklyn. Love & Prayers.

Posted by Kathy & Ron Elmore - Shelby, NC - Friend   October 11, 2016

I am so glad that Jack knew Jesus as his Savior! What a great legacy to leave his family! Blessings on this dear family and Peace that passes all understanding! From Julie's mom

Posted by Nadine Townsend Rudisill - hickory, NC - Friend   October 11, 2016

I worked with Jack at Bellsouth. Hard to forget that big laugh and smile. Not to mention his many stories. He made work fun and I think he made life fun for himself and those around him. A tragic loss. My prayers for the family he loved!

Posted by Tim Braswell - Coworker   October 10, 2016

Merlyn, I went out of town early Thursday morning and returned late Sunday night. Just heard about Jack this morning. I am so sorry for all the family. I remember Jack from Tryon School and how he could always make you laugh! You are in my prayers. May your strong faith and wonderful memories support you.

Posted by Wanda Lutz - Lincolnton, NC - Friend   October 10, 2016

Lonnie, Alan, and all the employees at Jesse Israel & Sons will greatly miss Jack. We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a new angel.

Posted by Gail Israel - Asehville, NC   October 10, 2016

I find this difficult to believe. I am so very sorry this has happened. Jackie was a delightful little boy when I knew him at Patterson Grove School. I know he must have become a wonderful husband and father. My love and sympathy to all the family.May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort you. LOVE, Pastor Nancy White

Posted by Nancy White - S. Charleston, WV   October 09, 2016

Merlyn and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jack was a great man who always had a big smile on his face. He will be missed.
I'm so sorry I couldn't make it to the service.
I will talk with you soon.

Posted by Brian Guild - Charlotte, NC   October 09, 2016

Merlyn, Jacklyn,Amy and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for God's peace and mercy.
Lou and Wanda Nagro (Taylorsville, NC) Oct 8th, 2016

Posted by Lou & Wanda Nagro - Taylorsville, NC - Family Friend   October 08, 2016

Dear Jacklyn and Kevin. Susie and I send our most sincere condolences to you all and the whole family. Jack was such a nice person and every time I saw him he always had a smile and something funny to say. He will be missed very much. I'm glad I got to meet and know him.

Posted by Steve Cochran - Charlotte   October 08, 2016

One of the greatest, most of caring men to ever enter my life. My heart truly aches at the loss of such an amazing person. My life, nor Roma Italian will ever be the same. My prayers are to the family, especially Marlyn, as well as his wonderful children and grandchildren. God bless you all!

Posted by Heather Atilano - Cherryville, NC - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

We know your hearts are feeling heavy. Our prayers for all of you is that each day your hearts will feel lighter and lighter from the loss you are feeling, until one day only sweet memories remain to comfort you.

Posted by Gary & Cheryl Edison - Dallas, NC   October 07, 2016

Merilyn, We are so sorry to hear of Jack's death. Click enjoyed eating breakfast with him many times. Peace be with you and your family.

Posted by Click & Alice Dellinger - Cherryville, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

I will truly miss Jack's visits to our garden center. He always had a ready smile and the best attitude. He was a pleasure to see a few times a week and was always good for a laugh. I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Lauren Campbell, L.A. Reynolds, Winston Salem

Posted by Lauren Campbell - Winston Salem, NC - Acquaintance   October 07, 2016

Jack will be missed by so many people. He was a Great cousin. He was such a kind and happy man. I can't imagine how you feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so glad that we will be reunited one day in heaven!

Posted by Nina Messer - Kings Mountain, NC   October 07, 2016

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Merilyn, I had you on my mind this week thinking about how good you were to JD and Nell and Uncle Curly. I just found out a few minutes ago and I am so sorry. Jimmy and I will be be praying for you and your family. Love you and again I am so sorry.

Posted by Pat Lanier - Gastonia, NC - Family   October 07, 2016

Jack was such a happy, jolly person and he will be missed, our prayers and sympathy to your family at this difficult time, but I know he is happy and jolly in heaven with our Lord.

Posted by Rick & Carol Carpenter - Lincolnton, NC - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

Our family would like to extend our sympathy at this time of grief. Please know we are praying for the Lord of All Comfort to keep you during this time.

Craig, Rhonda, and Geraldene Beam

Posted by Rhonda Beam - Clayton, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

We have enjoyed seeing Jack's smiling face over the years that we have worked together. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Leigh Yokeley - Cary, NC - Coworker   October 07, 2016

Merlyn I am so very sorry to hear about Jack You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers Love and hugs

Posted by Owens Owens - Bessemer City, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

Mr. Blanton was a wonderful man who always was full of life and laughter. I enjoyed getting to know him over the years. My deepest condolences are expressed to Merlyn, Amy, Chris and the rest of the family. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Zac Lovelace - Cherryville, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

Condolences to the family from Steve Grigg. I worked with Jack at BellSouth for many years. Jack was a good friend and co-worker. I retired from BellSouth/AT&T also several years ago. We are praying for Jack's family. May God grant you peace during this trying time.

Posted by Steve Grigg - Stanley, NC - Coworker   October 07, 2016

Merlyn, Don and I are devastated by the loss of Jack. We have enjoyed his friendship for years and just talked with him this week. You and he are special friends and he will still be considered our friend. He was so proud of his family and just updated us on each one and he spoke with such pride. I know your heart is broken now, but as you and I have talked about often, Jesus can and will be there for you through this time in your life. Your many friends have love and compassion for your family, so just know that we are here for you too. I love you.

Posted by Shirley Starling - Friend   October 07, 2016

Dearest Merlyn, Amy, & Jacklyn and family, I was SO Shocked to see this a little while ago!! I am SO Deeply Sorry for your loss! Please know you all are in my Thoughts & Prayers!!! God Bless!! MY Love & Prayers Always, Dorie

Posted by Dorie Arnot - Columbia, SC - Friend   October 07, 2016

Marilyn , I am so sorry for you and all of the family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find some peace in your memories and knowing he is with God.

Posted by Janet Hamm Scarborough - Avon, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

Jack was a great person and friend and will be greatly missed, I loved seeing him smile which he always did. So sorry about his passing.

Posted by Ron Hovis - Cherryville, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Jack lit up every room he went into. He will be missed by his family and community.

Posted by Ron Walls - Cherryville, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We send our love and prayers.

Posted by Linda and Jerry Scates - Bessemer city, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you during these difficult days ahead.

Posted by Nancy Wilson - Bessemer City, NC - Acquaintance   October 07, 2016

So very sorry for your loss. God has gained a beautiful and gentle angel. The world has lost a true gentleman in every sense of the word. God bless and comfort this wonderful family.

Posted by Patsy Dellinger - Cherryville   October 07, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and the family. We hope that you find comfort from God during this the difficult time. -- With love from the Express Team

Posted by Neal Waddell - Chesapeake, VA - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

I will miss my good friend and coworker of so many years, and the smile he always shared, our thoughts and prayers will be with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Richard & Gayla Kerley - Kings Mountain, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Mary Ann Self-Bowers - Pawleys Island, SC - Neighbor   October 07, 2016

love you; thank you lord jesus christ for comforting jack family and friends with your love comfort joy and peace love you rita and jerrry lail

Posted by rita and jerry lail - cherryville, NC - Friend   October 07, 2016

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I am very sorry for your loss Jack was a good friend of mine.i will miss has smile and jokeing around with me at the restaurant. I have a broken heart right now for the family. I just want y'all to know that I love each and every one of y'all. Jack and his family have been so good to me at the restaurant over the years.HE will truly be missed by many.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND Your family

Posted by Kevin Parker - Cherryville, NC - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss Jack was a good friend of mine.I will miss his smile and jokeing around with me at the restaurant.I have a broken heart for Jack and the whole family right now because they have been so good to me over the years.I just want y'all to know that I really love each and every one of you May God Bless you and your family in this time of need.

Posted by Kevin Parker - Cherryville, NC - Family Friend   October 07, 2016

So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a nice guy and always had a joke to tell, always wanting to cut up and make everybody laugh. Sure gonna miss that "nut". I will be praying for all of his family.

Posted by Cindy houser - Kings Mountain, NC - Acquaintance   October 06, 2016

Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. All the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jane Falls - Lawndale, NC   October 06, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Phoebe Devine - Cherryville, NC - Friend   October 06, 2016

RIP Jack I will never forget the fun we had at AT&T

Posted by Peggy Carroll - Gastonia   October 06, 2016

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So sorry for your loss Keeping the family and friends in my thoughts and Prayers

Posted by DEBBIE AUSTIN - CHERRYVILLE, NC - Friend   October 06, 2016

So sorry Merylin for your loss Yates and I have you in our prayers

Posted by Linda Witherspoon - Bessemer cuty, NC - Friend   October 06, 2016

Lifting each one in pray during this time of great loss

Posted by Virginia Clark Sigmon - Catawba, NC - Classmate   October 06, 2016

I had work with Jack at Bellsouth he was always a funny and great man. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

Posted by Clarence Franks - Bessemer city, NC - Coworker   October 06, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a very special person and I have fond memories of his laughter and awesome personality. Jack's laughter was contagious and healing to all who knew him. I love all of you ando I know that God will wrap his loving arms around you and walk with you every step of the way.

Posted by Linda (Burton) Crotts - Kings Mountain, NC - Family   October 06, 2016