Hugh Lynn “Stime” Blanton

Died: December 14, 2015
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Hugh Lynn “Stime” Blanton
born November 25, 1943.

The world lost a real “Wild One” on Monday December 14, 2015.
Stime was an honest man with endearing quirks and a heart of gold. Hard working and very dependable, he was an asset to many. He worked for The Southern Pacific Railroad, RentCenter, Zuni Rental, Ashton Construction Company, Maya Construction, CL Ridgeway, Southern Arizona Paving, at his own independent business Old Pueblo Truck and Equipment, & Aker Kvaerner/Jacobs Engineering as a field recruiter.

His talents were put to good use, as he was an excellent organizer and problem solver. He loved working on construction projects around the house and for friends and family. He was an expert bricklayer, and deck builder. He was a very motivated person who was always there to help with mechanical problems. He has been described by neighbors as “The Go-To Guy”. We will miss him forever. With his woodstock smile and ridiculously large collection of hats, he created nick names for everyone, and even cultivated his own slang and jibber jabber language. He was a very confident man who never compromised himself. He lived his life honestly, and had some pretty strong opinions. The only republican in a family of democrats, he was never boring. He was a founding member of the Ashton Golf Group. Always donating his (type o negative) blood, Stime was a tough guy, with lots of friends. He was loved by so many people, and he will be survived by his wife, Emily Blanton, his children, Hugh “Schroder” Blanton, Bridgitte “Sigh Sigh” Thum, (Michael Sterner) and William “Billy” Blanton, his grandchildren, Arryck Blanton, Wrilan Thum, Marijayne Blanton, Elijah Thum and Rebecca Rae Valenti Blanton, his brother Bruce Blanton, (Rosemary Blanton) and sister Barbara Ann Wells. He was born in Tucson and attended Amphitheater High School. He will be welcomed in heaven by his parents, Herschel O. Blanton, Lucille V. Blanton, brother Carl Blanton, His father and mother in law William “Wild Bill” and Sylvia Bingham who loved him like a son.

There will be a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery 3015 N. Oracle Road on January 4th at 3pm.

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Died: December 14, 2015

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Emily Blanton posted on 12/23/15

Stime was my husband of 40 years, he was my best friend,we grew up together. He was a good man, and I'm so lucky that he was mine, I miss him terribly. It was love at first sight, he never wanted me to leave…so we got married. My parents loved him immediately…and he fit in to our family so well…he was loved. He was a Great Dad! He coached little league, and even volunteered as an umpire for our son Billy. He went to as many shows as his health would allow to see Bridgitte perform. In his younger days, he would balance babies standing up in his hand, before they could walk. He could always make babies laugh…they saw the good in him just like I did. My heart is broken in so many places, and I pray that he's out of pain, I also pray that I see him again in the afterlife.


Gail Larson posted on 12/23/15

Emily, My heart goes out to you at this sad time. I never had the privilege of meeting Stime, but I know that you loved him so. Love you my dear friend! Hugs!!


Ryan Maffia posted on 12/23/15

That was beautiful. He is always by you.


Bob & Gayle Busby posted on 12/23/15

Emily, what a beautiful tribute to a great guy! He is watching over you and your family. We love you so much! Always here for you!


Kimberly Cosenza posted on 12/24/15

Emily, what a beautiful tribute to a great man. My heart brakes for you. Stime is your angel, watching over you now. My thoughts and prayers are with! Love you Em❣ R.I.P. Stime With love, Kimberly


Gary Potter posted on 12/24/15

Wendy and I had the privilege of being being neighbors with you and stime for the past twelve years. When we painted our house stime asked if we were hippies! Made me laugh for days! He was and is a truly an amazing soul!!! If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask. Love and peace Gary and Wendy Potter


Wayne Wells posted on 12/24/15

I have known Stime for thirty eight years & a great friend of mine, Stime & I worked together for years. Stime was a real U of A fan & we always talked before each game & after to discuss where we done good & where we done bad. I will mostly miss when he would say ( Oh Brother) when something was funny. I will miss Stime so much, rest in peace my friend.


Beth and Siobhan Gallagher posted on 12/29/15

What a beautiful tribute! We love you so much and are sending hugs and prayers your way.


Emily Blanton posted on 2/4/16

I miss you so much…life is so hard without you. I'm happy you're out of pain, I never realized how much you did, even when you were sick. I love you forever. God please take care of my baby.