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Donald Blandford

August 8, 1935 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 86)


Donald H. Blandford, 86, passed away Saturday June 4th, 2022, at Low Country Community Hospice House in Summerville, SC.

Don was born August 8, 1935, in Tell City, IN, the son of late (William) Edward and Loretta (Gratzer) Blandford. He married Lela Falls in 1955 who predeceased him in January 2013 and married Joyce Terrell in December 2014.

Throughout his life, Don traveled, danced, enjoyed reading, ping-pong, bird watching, woodworking and poetry, and delighted in anything that brought close contact with family and friends. Don was in the U.S. Navy and retired from The U.S. Public Health Service. He was also involved with the American Legion and the National Association of Federal Employees.

Don is survived by his wife Joyce, his brother, Earl Blandford of Tell City, his sister, Donna Labhart of Owensboro, sons, Steven (Debbie) Blandford of Frankfort, KY, Jeffrey Blandford Sr. of Port Richie, FL, and Douglas (Kate) Blandford of Maryland and 6 Grandchildren Kevin, Ann Marie, Jeffrey Jr., Samantha, Lydia and Madeline, Great Grandchildren, Riley, Brooks, Ruby, Jordan, Eva and Gwen.

In addition to his first wife, Don was preceded in death by his siblings, infant Lee, infant Delbert, William Lavern, William Edward II, John Blandford, Betty Epple and Sister Mary Martha O.S.C.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 11 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the funeral home.

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June 11, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Funeral Service
June 11, 2022

1:00 PM
Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home
920 10th Street
Tell City, IN 47586

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