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Funeral Services for William J. Blanks, 87, of Bellville, were held on
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11 a.m. from Industry United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Timothy Abel officiating.
Interment was in the Industry Methodist Cemetery in Industry. Serving as
pallbearers were Charles Vavricka, Derrick Haas, C.S. Pennywell, Greg
Pennywell, Russell Blanks and Carlton Parker.
You may have never met a better man. William J. Blanks, born July 27, 1918
in Edna, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family members
at his side on May 27, 2006 in Brenham.
Bill retired from Southwestern Bell after 42 years of service.  He was a
World War II Veteran and a member of the CBI Organization. He and his wife,
Freddie June were charter members of Terrace United Methodist Church in
He graduated from San Jacinto High School and University of Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Blanks were also a host family for Foreign Field Service
Bill and his wife spent their retirement years on their farm in Austin
County where they were members of Industry United Methodist Church.
He was a Father, a friend, a mentor  he was our hero.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Freddie June Blanks; his son, Wayne
Blanks and wife Diane; daughter, Janet Vavricka and husband Charles;
grandchildren, Russell Blanks, Kara Irvine and husband Keith, Amee Maxwell,
Charliann Vavricka, Jennifer Haas and husband Derrick; great grandson, Luke
Harrison Haas.
He is predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Irby Blanks, father, Samuel
Fleming Blanks and sister, Laura Elizabeth Parker.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the
Bellville Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418 or
Industry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 86, Industry, Texas 78944.
Posted by Joy Neely


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