John T. Blanchard, 86, HPROA Member, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Officer Blanchard joined Police Academy Class #20 on December 28, 1959, and retired on April 21, 1982. Officer Blanchard was assigned to the Jail Division when he retired. He is survived by his daughter, Pam Gallenkamp, and son, Chris Blanchard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Pate Blanchard.
The body is entrusted with Rader Funeral Home, 800 Kilgore Drive, Henderson, Texas 75652, telephone number (903) 657-7570, www.raderfh.com.
Graveside funeral services will be held at Pate-Sanders Cemetery, Magnolia, Texas, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.