Mickey Roy Blancett, 81, of Edisto Beach, South Carolina, husband of Judith Neal Blancett, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 23, 2022. His funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Edisto Island United Methodist Church, 8193 Palmetto Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.
Mickey was born November 26, 1940 in Cedartown, Georgia, a son of the late Jon Henry Blanchett and the late Marie Swift Goss. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Joe Goss. Mickey grew up in Summerville, SC where he was known as a star player on the football team, played in the Shrine Bowl, and was inducted into the Inaugural Summerville High School Hall of Fame. He continued to play football at Clemson University until he was sidelined by injury. Later, he returned to Charleston and graduated from the Baptist College. Mickey remained an avid Clemson fan throughout his life. He spread his love for Clemson to his family which resulted in four of his five grandchildren graduating from Clemson with the youngest still in attendance. Mickey also loved serving his church and community. He was a coach for the North Charleston Recreation Department, a member of the Edisto Beach Town Council, a member of the Lions Club, a member of the Edisto Beach Yacht Club, and an active member of his church.
Along with his wife of 59 years, Judith Blancett, Mickey is survived by his three daughters, Marilyn Blancett Laserna (David), of Yonges Island, South Carolina, Michele Anne Blancett, of Meggett, South Carolina, and Sherri Blancett McCall (Jon), of Charleston, South Carolina; his five grandchildren, Brandon Armando Laserna (Megan), Ashtyn Laserna Clark (Jon Taylor), English Judith Laserna, Seth Michael McCall, and Jonathan Elias McCall; and his stepmother, Rosa Lee Goss.
Memorials may be made in his memory to Edisto Island United Methodist Church, 8193 Palmetto Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438.