Wallace Eugene Blanchard, Sr., age 86, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022.
Mr. Blanchard was a long-time resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He was retired from the United States Army, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Blanchard was also a retired civil servant of the Veterans Administration. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Blanchard dedicated his life to caring for his family and he will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Velma Blanchard; and siblings, Leroy and Kenneth Blanchard.
Mr. Blanchard’s survivors include his wife of 65 years, Sylvia; 5 children, Dawn Migues-Alsbury (Robert), Lori Cruse (Dudley), Tara Solomon, Wallace Blanchard, Jr., and Angel DuRant (Charles); 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Genevieve Lloyd and Barbara Seymour; and one brother, Terrell Blanchard.
A Graveside Service will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Mr. Blanchard’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blanchard family.