Waydus Reece Blanton



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.