Herman Young Blanding, age 76, gave up time for eternity, Thursday, December 8, 2022. He was born October 6, 1946, in Stanly County, North Carolina; and was the son of the late Albert and Maxine Evans Blanding. We give honor and glory to Our Lord and Savior for allowing us to share Herman’s life.
He was educated in the Stanly County public schools and graduated in the class of 1964 from West Badin High School, Badin, North Carolina. He was employed in the textile industry.
A man of faith, Herman was a member of McDonald Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Badin, North Carolina. He was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching NASCAR racing; and cheering for the Washington Commanders (formerly Washington Redskins), and the Carolina Tar Heels. His favorite television show was Gunsmoke. His most favorite enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Brenda Freeman Blanding; brother, Ambassador Broadus Blanding; and stepdaughter, Yvette Miller.
Those left to cherish fond memories are his daughters: Sherry Cleo (Eric) Blanding-Lee, Patricia Blanding, and Charlene Patterson; grandchildren: Delmetrius (Alexis), Judson, who was his caregiver, Leilah, Liayra, La’Quisha, and Aujawan; great grandchildren: Dallas, Darien, Ta’Rayah, Jerriyha, and Jerrell; stepson, Herman (Abbie) Miller; stepdaughter, Quienda (Stan) Parks; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sisters: Olivia Kilgo, Siesta Rushing, and Benita Edwards: brothers: Ronald Blanding, David Brigham, Eddie Brigham, Tracy Brigham, Dale (Dianna) Brigham, Gary Brigham, and Kenneth Brigham; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.