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Bill Blanchard Dec. 11, 1924-Oct. 10, 2015 Bill was born on Dec. 11, 1924 in Harper County, Okla. to Waldo R. and Lilah Job Blanchard. He was raised in Oklahoma, where he received his diploma from Buffalo High School. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1945 and served until his honorable discharge in 1947. He worked in the cattle trade business, buying and selling cattle and judging livestock shows for many years. Bill always had a special place in his heart for Oklahoma and always longed to be there. His friends and family will remember his tendency to speak his opinion and his great love of eating his many favorite foods. He was an intelligent man who was very knowledgeable in world events, had a great love of animals, especially dogs and cattle, and was a beloved "Grandpa Bill" to his grandchildren. He is survived by his two daughters, Sherri Williamson of Amarillo and Joy Slater and husband Ron of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Gary Clem and wife Sandra, David Williamson and wife Leslie, Tim Slater and Brittnie Slater and two great-grandchildren, Nora and Wyatt Williamson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Cox Funeral Home in Amarillo.
Published on  October 20, 2015
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