Charles Blanks

Obituary of Charles D. Blanks

Graveside services for Charles David ‘Chuck’ Blanks, 84, of Chico, Texas will be 11:00 am Monday, April 20, 2020 at Chico Cemetery, officiated by Dr. Ronnie Lawson. For those not able to attend, the live-streamed services will be viewable on Hudson & Torres’ Facebook page. Visitation will be from 4-6 pm Sunday, April 19 at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Chuck passed away Thursday, April 16 in Decatur.

 

He was born January 9, 1936 in Whitesboro, Texas to H. Dee Blanks and wife Ollie Faye Turley. He married Viva Jean Pitts of Chico on May 29, 1954, where the couple lived since 1957.

 

Chuck was the owner and operator of Blanks Garage in Chico for more than 50 years, until his retirement in 2014. He was an active member in the community, belonging to such organizations as the fire department, Athletic Booster Club, and Lions Club, to name a few.

 

He was a big sports fan and enjoyed sports of all kinds. And when his children and grandchildren participated in high school sports, Chuck and Viva attended all the games.

 

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chico, and was a staunch Democrat.

 

Chuck is survived by his wife of 65 years, Viva Blanks of Chico; sons David Ray Blanks and wife Theresa of Phoenix, Arizona, and Douglas Dee Blanks and wife DeAnn of Richland Hills, Texas; sister Edith Cleek of Hephzibah, Georgia; brother-in-law Floyd Ray Pitts and wife Jan of Irving, Texas; sisters-in-law Betty Thornburg and husband Wayne of Briar, Texas; grandchildren Jed and Michelle Blanks of Santa Fe, Texas, Justin and Tammy Blanks of Dickenson, Texas, Kelcey Blanks of Houston, Texas, Jeremy Blanks of Chico, and Jerod Blanks of College Station, Texas; great-grandson Memphis Blanks; nieces and nephews Michael Mauldin, Patricia Marcus, Mary Long, Christine Peek, and Cathy Cleek, J Jean Bernard, Latauna Burgess, Shelly Alcorn, and Kelly Alcorn; many dear cousins in the Texoma area; and a host of friends in Chico and throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, H. Dee and Ollie Faye Blanks, son Charles Keith Blanks and wife Linda Anne, and sister Norma Jean Mauldin.

 

© (Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home)

 

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This obituary is a work protected under international and federal Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this compiled work may be reproduced, altered or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without express written permission from the author.

 

The author herby grants the newspaper the right to publish the compiled work on the dates and location provided in the submission details and further grants to the newspaper the right to reproduce the work electronically in any website or digital medium owned or controlled by the newspaper, provided the copy is not altered or modified in any way. The funeral home’s website domain must accompany any reproduction of the work. The work must not be used for or by any person for direct commercialized gain in competition with the author, the funeral home, or their respective businesses.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles Blanks, please visit Tribute Store
Services for Charles Blanks
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Charles Blanks.
Visit the Tribute Store
Share Your Memory of
Charles