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Bryce Colin Blanton

January 14, 1974 - April 15, 2017

Bryce Colin Blanton, a beloved husband, father, son, brother, teacher, and friend to many, passed away from a seven year long journey with cancer on April 15, 2017 in Carrollton, Texas.  Bryce was born January 14, 1974 to Ronald Lee and Jacquelyn Annette (Frazier) Blanton.

Bryce leaves behind his wife, Anna of 21 years, and two children, Jake and Sarah; his mother Annette and her husband Bill; his brother, Brad; niece, Skye Blanton; nephew, Blake Blanton; and father and mother in law, Steve and Priscilla Long, as well as numerous friends and colleagues throughout his life.

Bryce is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lee Blanton; and grandmother, Betty Frazier.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in his honor on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 am at Genesis Metro Church in Frisco, Texas.

A TUTMA account has been set up for each of Bryce’s children, Jake and Sarah. The family request that you, please consider a contribution in his memory to their future college expenses.  Please write checks payable to Jake Blanton or Sarah Blanton.

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Thank you Mr. Blanton for touching the lives of me and many others. Jacob Bowling, May 24, 2018 Very few people have the unique ability to inspire, support, and love the way Bryce did. The one thing we all have in common is that our lives are better because he was part of it. Rest if peace my friend. You were good! Jeff Scheibel Jeff Scheibel, April 24, 2017 It's with heavy heart to hear this news. Our prayers and thoughts are with Anna and the kids. May you find peace and healing in our Lord.. Karim Karim Naguib, April 23, 2017 My thoughts and prayers are with the Blanton family. May he Rest In Peace God bless Ellen lynn, April 22, 2017 Mr. Blanton was an inspiration to every single student he taught. He will be deeply missed by many. He was never afraid to share what he thought and have fun with his job teaching science. I'm so sorry for the loss of the Blanton family. My heart reaches out to every single one of you.
Joe Evanoski, April 22, 2017 Loved working with Bryce! I'll never forget our Christmas sweater contests! Bryce was always the best! I know his beautiful family was his pride & joy! God bless you all! Dianna Rhoades , April 22, 2017 So sorry for your loss. My son was a student in Mr. Blanton's Broadcasting class. I pray your family will find peace in knowing your loved one is no longer suffering and is in a better place. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Coleta Ezidore, April 22, 2017 What a joy Mr. Blanton has been to our family. His impression and seeds will last forever. From Morgan having him for Science at Stafford to Katie having him as a teacher at Trent for DGA. His YouTube rap, poster of The Office and positive attitude will always be remembered. This year Morgan's sophomore writing prompt for the STAAR was "can one choose to be happy". She dedicated her essay to Mr. Blanton and his legacy as a teacher and friend. Much love Mrs. Blanton and your beautiful family. Sherry, Morgan and Katie Reeve, April 22, 2017 Mr. Blanton was a good friend & an excellent Science teacher when I had him during my 6th grade year @ Stafford Middle School. I knew him very well & he often visited me @ McAlister's in Frisco when I worked there, which made me very happy to see him often. I'm definitely glad that I got to know Mr. Blanton & I will miss him forever.
Jacob Widick, April 22, 2017 Mr. Blanton was one of the best teachers I've ever had. Daily he was filled with joy and kindness and it radiated out of him. He always knew how to put a smile on his students face and how to make them laugh. He was a blessing to every student that crossed paths with him and is one of the reasons science is my favorite subject. RIP you will be missed. Rachael Watson, April 21, 2017 Mrs. Blanton, We are so sorry for your loss. Ella's favorite class is skills for living and I'm sure Mr. Blanton was a wonderful teacher like yourself. My daughter Sophia goes to AlphaBEST at Newman with Sarah and we have been praying for peace for your family. Love, The pecino's Ella Pecino, April 21, 2017 Mr Blanton taught both of our boys (Colin and Ethan). He was an amazing teacher and we were so sorry to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace Colin and Pam McKelroy, April 21, 2017 Bryce was one of my best friends in high school. He was such a funny, happy go lucky guy who made us all laugh. He loved Vanilla Ice (Ice, Ice baby:) and frequently told all of our friends how his car (The Reliant) only went one speed FAST. I will never forget your love of basketball or you! Today I passed by your old house where the basketball goal still stands and I thought of you. Although we haven't kept in touch I see what an amazing man you grew into and what a lovely family man you were. To his beloved family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bryce's legacy will live on in each of you forever and I truly believe he will be watching over each of you every day. God bless all Bryce's loved ones especially his wife, kids, mother & brother. Allison Clance Volpe, April 21, 2017 Sarah and Jake, I was so blessed to have your dad as my friend. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that he will ALWAYS be in your hearts forever, as he will be in mine. I will always remember his smile and kind heart. Anna, I just cannot come up with the words to share with you about how saddened I am for your loss. Bryce fought such a courageous battle - as did you. Yet, he managed to keep his light shining. I wish you peace and I wish you love. Bernie Just Bernie, April 21, 2017 Thank you for the work that you put in and so much effort may god bless you Michael duvall, April 21, 2017 Thank you mr. Blanton for a great friendship with everyone at Trent. You will be missed.
Mason Anthony Bruner, April 21, 2017 Our hearts are broken for the Home going of our precious Bryce Blanton. We know he is now healthy and without pain in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We continue to pray for Anna, Jake and Sarah and the family. We look forward to the time when we will all be together again in Heaven. Love, Taber & Pam Bearden Taber & Pam Bearden, April 21, 2017 I am so sorry for your loss, I will be praying for you that God will send his Holy Spirit to comfort you. Bryce is now with his father in heaven and we will see him again. So we now have that to look forward to. Where he is now he feels no pain, and cancer cannot hurt him in any way. We can always talk to him in our prayers and he will always listen. Sincerely, Shane Lindsey Shane Lindsey, April 21, 2017 R.I.P. jnija maxwell, April 21, 2017 I am so sorry for your loss, and I know we will all see him again someday in heaven. I will be praying for God to send his holy spirit to comfort you.
Shane Lindsey, April 21, 2017 Mr.Blanton was a friend to all his students and but he still kept us on task. We may have had some rough times with him but in the end he was a friend and a teacher to us all. He will be missed and never forgotten and he will always be in our hearts. Jacob Chavez, April 21, 2017 You were a great teacher, and an even greater friend. I am glad you enjoyed your quilt. Logan Reis, April 21, 2017 Anna and family, I am so sorry for your loss I am praying Gods peace and comfort for you. Marilyn Terrill, April 20, 2017 Our hearts and prayers go out to Anna, Sarah and Jake and all of Mr. Blanton's family. Mr. Blanton was a wonderful and encouraging teacher to our son Blake and he thought so much of him. Prayers for comfort and strength.... The Anzures Family, April 20, 2017 My years at the YMCA with Bryce were filled with lots of fun and laughter. I will miss that smile! Laura Talley, April 20, 2017 Bryce, we are all better people because of you. You will be missed!! Becky Oates, April 20, 2017 Everyone loved Mr. Bryce Blanton, and he will be missed, for everyone at Trent Middle School loved him. Trent grieves along with me and as well as his family for him, for he was a good friend and an amazing person, always cracking jokes and talking about life. To everybody who loved him and cared for him, I beg for you to thank his family for him. He should never have died young, but he will be missed.
Mason Bruner, April 20, 2017 So many memories of sweet Bryce. Sunday School, Media Ministry, praying for God's timing for Jake and Sarah to be born, getting together each Christmas through the years for laughs and games and to thank God for the blessings of family and friends. What a legacy Bryce leaves as a follower of Christ and an amazing husband and father. So thankful for the hope that we have and that we will be reunited with Bryce again some day. All our love to you Anna, Jake and Sarah! Martell Family , April 20, 2017 So many memories of sweet Bryce. Sunday School, Media Ministry, praying for God's timing for Jake and Sarah to be born, getting together each Christmas through the years for laughs and games and to thank God for the blessings of family and friends. What a legacy Bryce leaves as a follower of Christ and an amazing husband and father. So thankful for the hope that we have and that we will be reunited with Bryce again some day. All our love to you Anna, Jake and Sarah! Martell Family, April 20, 2017 Mr. Blanton you were the best Video Production teacher ever. You always made coming to school fun and I will miss you very much Nayab Warach, April 20, 2017 Thanks for being an amazing teacher! I also can't wait to start my broadcast experience! Rest In Peace Mr Blanton
Sydney Hendricks , April 20, 2017
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Lori walker, April 20, 2017 God Bless your family with comfort and Joy knowing Bryce is free of his pain and with his savior. What a blessing it was to have known Bryce and having his friendship. We are all to be together with him and all our other friends in Heaven one day, and enjoy each other's company and fellowship. David Gerstung, April 20, 2017 We first came to know Bryce as the father of our son's best friend (Jake), as the Middle School Matchup baseball team coach, and as an inspiring science teacher at Stafford Middle School where he was known for his unconventional approach in letting the kids throw water balloons at him (in certain circumstances)! Our son Peyton will always remember the many parties and sleepovers that Bryce and Anna hosted in which they treated my son as one of their own. Bryce was always so kind, and never failed to ask how our other son was doing. It was obvious he loved children. We are so terribly saddened by his passing and we extend our sincere, heartfelt condolences to Anna, Jake, Sarah and his entire family. Our hearts break for you all. Rest peacefully Bryce, free from cancer, and in the arms of our Lord for eternity. God bless you all. ~The Leydecker Family~ Amy Loupe Leydecker', April 20, 2017 Bryce always had a way of making us smile! We will always remember having lunch at the Blanton's home when Bryce showed us a video of him dancing to one of his favorite 90's songs! He was a wonderful father, husband and educator. Love to all of the family. Heaven has, indeed, received a special angel. Love, Kelly Anderson
Kelly Anderson, April 20, 2017 We have wonderful memories of spending time with Bryce and the Blanton family at baseball fields all over North Texas, at our homes, the pool or an athletic field nearby, and of eating with you at Boston's, Durkin's, Rosa's and more. Our lives are forever changed by knowing you all. We will miss Bryce very much. All our love to Anna, Jake and Sarah! Thank you for all of the blessings you have given us over the years. Our prayers for your peace, comfort and healing. Coppinger Family, April 20, 2017 Loved my years in working with Bryce at the Y. "Iceman", always kept things interesting. Being able to see him with his kids was a joy! Jeff Thomas, April 20, 2017 So sorry for your loss. George and Martha Smith (Amy Scott's parents) George and Martha Smith, April 20, 2017 Bryce you will be forever missed. You made us all proud....you are our hero. Angie Wiser, April 19, 2017