EUNICE~ It is with great sadness that the family of Shelton Joseph Blanchard, announces his passing on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, Tx at the age of 81.
He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
He was President and Founder of Acadiana Fittings and Supply, Inc., which was started in Lafayette, La.
He and his son worked hard to build Acadiana into a thriving business in Fulshear, Tx. His business and Classic Cars were his passions.
He is survived by his wife Peggy D. Blanchard. Sons, Randall Blanchard and wife Melinda, Brian Blanchard and wife Karen, Anthony Blanchard and wife Tracy. Two grandsons, Corey and Maxwell Blanchard. Brother Melvie Blanchard and wife Shirley. Sister in Law, Bertha Blanchard. One Niece and two Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Eddie Blanchard and Melda Thibodeaux; sister, Ludy Blanchard White and brother-in-law Ray White; and brother, Clinton Blanchard.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's funeral home in Eunice on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10:00am until 11:00am. Entombment will follow in the St. Paul Mausoleum with Deacon Gary Gaudin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of his favorite charities.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangement.