Waydus Reece Blanton, 22, of Rocky Point passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 15, 2017.
Known to everyone as Reece, he was a devoted son and friend to many. He led an extremely exhilarating life, including his lifelong passion of motocross racing beginning at age six. His happiest place was being with his family and on the race track where he was a very accomplished rider and champion. Reece graduated from Laney High School in 2012 with Honors and graduated at the top of his class from the Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida in August of 2016. To know Reece was to love him. He had the biggest heart for his family and friends. He will be remembered for the laughter, love, and light that he brought into the room with him, as well as a remarkable smile. Reece was always the first to tell you, “I love you”.
Reece is survived by his parents, Ginger and Waydus Blanton; grandparents, Debby and Nick Gore and grandmother, Raddie Blanton (Ma); his Aunt Julie and Uncle Kent Fonvielle, Aunt Dusty and Uncle Geoufrey Anderson, Uncle Carson Blanton, Uncle Ed Blanton, Aunt Rose and Uncle Shelton Zurcher; many cousins, family, and friends too many to name; also Reece’s five beloved dogs, Tanner, Bailey, Scrappy, Peanut, and Whiskey.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gloria P. Hinnant (Gigi); grandfather, Marvin Blanton (Papa); and Aunt Lacy Blanton.
There will be a celebration of Reece’s life at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 with Pastor Tom Male conducting the service. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Waydus Reece Blanton to Donate for Life America, P.O. Box 5536, Cary, NC 27512.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
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Reece, You will be missed by many bro. Thanks u for being such a positive influence on River. Love u bro!
Submitted by Jack Boyd on Jun 1 2017 03:53:11 PM
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Adam Maynard lit a candle on May 20 2017 05:43:32 PM
Reece you were like a brother to me man you will be missed wish i could be there love you man
Submitted by Adam Maynard on May 20 2017 05:42:56 PM
Holding you close to my heart today with prayers and love.
Submitted by Dianne Mosback on May 20 2017 10:09:46 AM
I love you Ginger and Wadus.
Submitted by Vickie Parker on May 20 2017 08:35:45 AM
Reece was a very sweet and kind young man....He was always a joy to be around. He will be missed greatly. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and Prayers are with his Family.
Submitted by Susie Price on May 19 2017 11:20:42 PM
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Susie Price lit a candle on May 19 2017 11:19:01 PM
Ginger my heart hurts for you and Waydus over the loss of Reece. My prayer is that the pain will go away, your hearts will heal and only wonderful memories will remain. May God bless you both with strength and love through this difficult time.
Bev and Rick Williams
Submitted by Bev and Rick Williams on May 19 2017 10:58:36 PM
We're sad to hear of your loss. Praying for strength and peace to help you through this hard time.
Submitted by Sheila, Alyesha and Michael Grady on May 19 2017 10:23:49 PM
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