September 7, 1936 ~ March 31, 2021

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert Eugene Blanford, 84, of Owensboro, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene; his son, Aaron (Pam) Blanford; his daughters, Amy Blanford, and Jennifer Boarman; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Blanford; and his sister, Beverly Hamilton.

As per Mr. Blanford’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Blanford. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert Eugene Blanford and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s Passing, Praying for you and your family..

    Sondra and James David Gilbert and Family

  2. Dear Mrs. Blanford and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Gene’s passing and for you loss. Gene was the last of my old time clients and I’ll always remember him with fondness and respect. He’s also the last person in the world to refuse to use email, which always made me giggle. I always recognized his handwriting and his voice immediately and enjoyed the business relationship we had for many, many years. Every once in awhile we’d disagree on something but, he was always the ultimate gentleman. I admired his tenacity as he worked and dealt with his clients well beyond the time frame most others worked. I will really miss him.

    Again, sorry for your loss. We’re all losing a truly nice person.

    Stewart Markbreiter
    Knickerbocker Partition

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