Sam Blanton

Sam Blanton, 78, of Bryan Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009 after a long battle with cancer.
Sam was born on May 16, 1931 in Beaumont, TX, to Loven Blanton, Sr. and Jewel Coates. He married his high school sweetheart, Nelda Jean McCuistion, in 1950. Sam went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 1952. During his time at TAMU, he was a member of the A&M baseball team who in 1952 won the Southwest conference championship and advanced to the college world series.
Sam was employed by Mobil Corporation, Mobil Chemical Corporation, and Sandoz in Beaumont, Texas. After retiring, Sam and Nelda moved to Bryan, Texas. Sam was a devoted little league coach for 16 years in Beaumont. During this 16 year period, Sam touched many lives and built relationships that followed him forever.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bobby Blanton. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years Nelda Jean Blanton, his five sons and their families, Randy and Louise Blanton, of Seabrook, TX, Steve Blanton, of Austin, TX, Mack and Jennifer Blanton, of College Station, TX, Richard Blanton, of Lumberton, TX, Jeff and Patti Blanton, of College Station, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Sue Blanton, of Kerrville, TX. Grandchildren include: Chris, his wife Christy, Ben, his wife Tina, Michelle, Samantha, Richard Karl, Brittany, Chad, and Heather Blanton, Jay Johns, and Andrew Dorer. Great grandchildren include: Richard Karl Jr., Kailey Marie, Lillie, Kendall, Kyle, Samuel Dale and Lauren Blanton.
Sam was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather who will be missed by all.
The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dr. Terry Jenkins and all of the staff at the Cancer Clinic, as well as to Hospice Brazos Valley for their wonderful compassionate care. The family requests memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.
A memorial service will be held at the A&M Church of Christ in College Station on Tuesday Dec. 29th at 2:00 pm.


  1. Nelda my condolences to you all.Sam was one of the good fathers of ole SP and sure all his son are too.Since we both moved from Bmt. have missed you two.Richard is still my son too and pray you know Sam is with his Father and is not in pain any longer.May he rest in peace.

  2. To Mrs. Blanton and the family
    I was truly saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Blanton. I have very fond memories of him coaching the Sports, our little league team. Through his fine character, helped guide many young boys to become young men. We are much better people to have known him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

    Jerry and Kay Giardina

  3. To Nelda and all the family. Our prayers are with you in your time of grief. Sam was a great guy and together you raised a wonderful family.
    All our love to the family, Gary, Madeline, Karinna and Gloria.

  4. Sammy and I go way back to our early school days. His passing reminds me of the many good times playing sports together and competing. Sammy was always a person that was very personal, fun and also a very feared pitcher. we had many good times due to the devotation of the adults that helped us with our sports programs.
    May His soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace,

  5. Dear Nelda and family,

    I went out this morning to get Monday’s and Tuesday’s papers, brought them inside and happened to look at the obituaries. I’m saddened to see that Sam has passed away. I knew that he had Cancer for some time and have wondered how he and you were doing. I’d rather have not seen this information this time of year. I sincerely hope that our God will comfort you in your time of loss. 59 years is a remarkable length of time in earth years. I know you will grieve, but hopefully the thought of seeing Sam, Cleo, and other precious folks in eternity will comfort you in your sadness. I’m truly sorry for your loss. God bless you all. George Blackmon

  6. Nelda and Family,
    We are so sorry about Sam’s passing. While we celebrate his release from illness, our heart goes out to you and the family in this time of grief. We share some great memories from our years together at Westside CofC in Beaumont.
    Love to all, Jackie & Bill Holton

  7. Nelda,

    I was so sorry to read of Sammy’s death. Our families have a history that goes a long way back. I drive down South Irving every now and then. Remember when it was only partially paved? You are your children are in my prayers.


  8. Dear Nelda Jean,
    You have our condolences in the loss of Sam. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
    Arthur & Lyndall Owens

  9. Nelda and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. While we only had the privilege of knowing Sam for a few years, it was obvious the love he had for his family and friends and he never failed to make us laugh – he was such a joker! While we won’t be back early enough for the service, we pray that knowing he is now at peace and watching over all of you will bring you comfort.

    Sending our love and prayers,
    Aaron & Ashley

  10. Nelda, My prayers and with you and I remember you and Sam as a very lovely couple. Was sad to hear of Sam’s death. Barbara W.Womack RN

  11. Blanton Family,
    I was very sorry to hear about Sam. I have fond memories of going over for “Chicken Fried Steak Night” while we were in college. The feeling of love and warmth, not to mention mountains of food, was always a welcome break. You are in our prayers.

    Matt, Erin, Molly and Allie


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