Wendell Christensen (Chris) Blanton

Wendell Christensen (Chris) Blanton, 58, of Branson, Mo., passed away on April 5, 2019.

He was born Oct. 30, 1960, in Tacoma, Wash. Before moving to Branson, Mo., he was a longtime resident of Yucaipa.

Wendell worked as a landscape and maintenance supervisor for 12 years at Surry Corp. in Branson, Mo.

He loved riding his Harley, pit bulls and fishing.

The last three years of his life he was a caregiver to his father in Midwest City, Okla., where he passed.

He was preceded in death by his brother William Isaac Blanton III and mother Manda Lee Scheele Blanton.

He is survived by his father Lt. Col. William Isaac Blanton Jr., brother Reed Clay Blanton of Beaumont, sister Jacquelyn Lee Blanton Emery of Yucaipa, niece Anne Blanton, nephews Reed Blanton Jr. and Mathew Blanton and niece Jessica Peeken of Enterprise, Ala.

No services will be held at this time.