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Friday, December 31, 2021
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Jackie Paul Blanchard, age 73 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2021 at Restland Cemetery, with Rev. Kurt Fuessel officiating.
Jackie was born on December 28, 1947 in Gatesville, to the late W.J. (Bill Jack) and Edith Palmer Blanchard. He went to school in Gatesville and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1966, with a score of 100 percent attendance during his twelve years in public schools. He was awarded a football scholarship with Rice University and graduated from there in 1970, with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He began his career as an underwriter with Texas Farm Bureau Insurance and Farmland Industries. He then went to work for C.S.S. Construction and worked there for over 20 years, retiring in 2013. He was a member of Mountain Baptist Church.
He was a faithful son, brother and was “Uncle Paul” to his nieces and nephews, which he loved.
Jackie is survived by his sister, Peggy Timmons and husband, Vern; brother, Billy James Blanchard; nieces and nephews, Darin Timmons and wife, Kate, Kristi Street and husband, Michael, Shane Blanchard, Melissa Washburn and husband, Pat, Shelli Blanchard; six great nieces and nephews, three great-great nephews and numerous family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has designated that memorials be given to Mountain Baptist Church, 6319 E. Hwy 84, Gatesville, TX 76528.