Brete Austin Blanton, age 49, a resident of Reno, NV and formerly of Sikeston, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at his residence in Reno, due to natural causes. He was born October 6, 1962, in Sikeston, to the late Charles Lee and Cherie Ann Lee Blanton, III. He was a 1981 graduate of Sikeston High School, and had attended Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. He had also been a member, and formerly attended the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.
He is survived by one nephew, C.L. Blanton, V, of Sikeston. Other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Lee Blanton, IV, in 2008.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30am Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston. Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.