Glen Allen Blancett

Glen Allen Blancett, 82 of rural Weir, KS died February 11, 2021 at his home.
He was born at home on June 18, 1938, in Pittsburg, KS to Jesse and Juanita (Shields) Blancett.
He attended Forest Park School, Lakeside School and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1956.
On December 8, 1957 he was united in marriage to Nancy Shillcutt in Pittsburg; she survives of the home.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, the McDonalds Coffee Club and attended the Class of 1956 monthly get together.
His volunteering through his life was with organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, First United Methodist Church and the PHS Band Boosters. He spent a lot of years coaching in the J.L. Hutchinson Baseball Leagues for his son and was a YMCA Basketball Coach for his grandson.
He moved to California after graduating and worked for Rohr Aircraft Company in Chula Vista, CA, working on B52 bomber engines. He also worked for a newspaper and did artwork and paste up for numerous papers, one being the Stars and Stripes Newspaper. Another job in California was working for M.L.A. Associates, painting scenery for television shows and movies. He also painted exhibits for the Seattle World’s Fair. He even got to meet Walt Disney personally while working on the movie sets.
He moved back to Pittsburg and worked for Stockade painting trucks and signs for them and in 1970, he opened his own business Contempo Art. He painted signs, trucks, cars, anything that needed artwork on it. Some of his signs can still be seen in Pittsburg. In 1975, he went to work for R.L. Bruce which installed proturf gym floors in 40 states, at most colleges. He also painted mascots in the middle of the floors of the gyms. He quit travelling to take a job at Midwestern Trucking in Ft. Scott, Ks. He was supervisor of the Paint and Body Shop operation for them. In 1986, he moved to Dallas, TX, and worked for Mickey Hunt painting signs and stage backgrounds for wild life parks he owned in St. Louis, MO; Port Clinton, OH; and San Diego, CA. In 1991 he moved back to Pittsburg and retired.
In retirement, he continued his love for art and painted signs and banners for churches and organizations that needed help. He painted pictures and continued pinstriping of cars and trucks as he loved doing his entire life. His passion for fishing he continued also. He loved fishing his entire life. Glen loved people – he never met a stranger and prided himself on remembering people and places. He loved working on cars and trucks his entire life. He was a Ford man. He loved NASCAR and went to many races and met a lot of the drivers and owners. He even drove his own car on the Talladega Speedway. He loved all forms of racing where he used to race his own car at some of the local tracks when he was young.
He said his most rewarding job is being a father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Additional survivors include two daughters: Crystal (Doug) Gatewood of Galena, KS, Mona (Kent) Brumbaugh of Weir, KS, and a son, Glen (Colleen) Blancett, II; A sister, Brenda (Robert) Mishmash of Pittsburg.
along with 10 grandchildren: Amber (Reed) Sinkkink of Livingston, MT, Beau (April) Gatewood of Galena, KS, Presley Blancett of McKinney, TX, Jourdan Blancett of Dallas, TX, Dalton (Molly) Schoonover of Rogers, AR, Stephan Brumbaugh of Leavenworth, KS, and Erin Brumbaugh of Pittsburg and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Marvin, Bill and Paul Blancett.
Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the SEK Humane Society and/or the First United Methodist Church

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