- May 28, 1961 - January 10, 2012
- Shulerville, South Carolina
of Mark's Passing
5965 Core Road, Suite 603
North Charleston, SC 29406
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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
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“Its going to be so hard to say goodbye our dear friend...We love you with all our heart Mark and will miss the morning coffee call.There are no words...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: John & Sherri Manucy - Huger, SC
“Will be deeply missed.
2 of 25 | Posted by: Melvin Brinson - Ladson, SC
“ive known mark for about 40yrs played baseball ,foosball at fatsos and just hung out and partied with him mark is a very good guy and will be missed...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: A friend
“Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache: but those who care and share your loss wish youcomfort and peace of mind. May you find strengthin the...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Dawnnaise Mazyck - Summerville, SC
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Christie Lyons - Mt.Pleasant, SC
“I will miss Mark so very much. Not only was he a precious, blessing of a friend for many, many years but like a brother to me. His sweet smiling...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Cricket Richards - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“Mark was a kind and caring friend. We will remember him and our adventures on Shem Creek.
7 of 25 | Posted by: Patrick and Dianne O'Neill - SC
“So sorry to all the family on the loss of Mark. I met him when I lived in Jamestown years ago. He was kind to so many, and loved his daughters. My...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Martha Mitchum - Spartanburg, SC
“To the Blanchards, so so sorry for your loss.. we will hold you in our prayers in these difficult days. Love you all, Frank & Deirdre Lightsey,...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: A friend
“You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
10 of 25 | Posted by: Greg & Karlene Wright - NC
“We are so sorry for your loss of Mark. May all of your family be comforted by the many memories you share of his life. We pray for God's blessings...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Louise Huff - Mt Pleasant, SC
“Miss Betty and the rest of the Blanchards. Mark was a loyal, great friend. He will be missed so much. He is at peace with Charles and Kevin.I cant...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Mitchum - James Island, SC
“To Ladonna and Mark's children I send my unending prayers and well wishes, to his family I send prayers and peace. Mark was a wonderful person who...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Foster - Johns Island, SC
“rest peacefully mark
michele, jody, misty and dustin
14 of 25 | Posted by: michele ackerman - jamestown, SC
“Mrs. Betty and Family. So sorry to hear about Mark's passing. We all shared so many good times growing up. My thoughts and prayers are you and may...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Julie McAfee - Hilton Head, SC
“Miss Betty,I am sadden to hear of the loss of Mark. I enjoyed getting to know him and your husband while working at Family Medicine. Please know I...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: A friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your family and friends.Ted and Joanne Benton
17 of 25 | Posted by: Joanne Benton - Winchester, MA
“To ALL the Blanchard family,Thoughts and prayers are sent to your family at this time. Let the memories you shared with your loved one help guide...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Patricia Tapio - Mount Pleasant, SC
“Prayers for the love, comfort, and peace of our Lord for Betty and all the family today and in the coming days. Deeply saddened by your loss of Mark...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: A friend
“Mrs. Betty and family,I am saddened to hear of Mark's passing. He was such a great guy and I enjoyed working with him. I pray that God will give you...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Paula Weatherford-Dahlke - SC
“Scott,our children and I will always treasure the memories we gathered while sharing wonderful times with Betty, Charles and family, during the past...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Lynn Benton Bagnal - SC - cousin
“MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AN YOUR FAMILY.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AN YOUR FAMILY.
23 of 25 | Posted by: EDNA EDWARDS - LINCOLNVILLE, SC
“My heart goes out to u all,mark will be sadly miss and my thoughts and prayiers go out to u to!!! love ya all autumn stewart
24 of 25 | Posted by: autumn stewart - anderson, IN
“So sorry for your loss. Mark was a wonderful person, I know he will be deeply missed by many.
25 of 25 | Posted by: Robin Lewis MacNeal - SC
Mark Patrick Blanchard, 50, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, SC and a resident of Shulerville, SC for the past 15 years passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at home. The relatives and friends of Mark Blanchard are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, January 14, 2012 in J. HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL at 1:00 pm. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 10:00 am until time of the service.
Mark was born on May 28, 1961 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Clara Elizabeth (Betty) Farmer Blanchard and the late Charles Comar Blanchard, Sr. Mark was a master craftsman and head superintendent for Charles Blanchard Construction Company from 1979 to 2006. In his retirement he was often brought in by other contractors to be a consultant in historic restorations. Some of his notable accomplishments as chief superintendent included building and restoration of many local landmarks, such as the Catholic Bishop's residence on Broad Street, US Customs House, Gibbes Art Gallery, Dock Street Theater, Old Seaman's Chapel, multiple renovations of St. Philip's and St. Michael's Churches, #5 St. Michael's Alley, the McBee House at Ashley Hall, Edisto Island Presbyterian Church, Stella Maris Catholic Church, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Salem Baptist Church, Rice Mill at Middleton Plantation, Huntington Island Light House, Historic Branchville Train Station and renovation of Front Street in Georgetown, SC. Many of these restored properties that he supervised have won Carolopolis Awards and the restoration of 175 King Street won the PACE Award in 2006. Mark was a loving father and he was well loved by his many friends and co-workers. He enjoyed woodworking, furniture making, boating, riding his "Harley" and spending time with "his daughters".
He is survived by his mother, his four daughters, Amanda Ann, Holly Louise, Heidi Elizabeth and Cassie Marie; his brothers, Charles Comar, Jr., Michael Garland (Beth), Regan Igoe (Patricia); his sister, Jo Beth Blanchard Perot (Chris) and sister-in-law, Becky B. Blanchard; nieces, Riley Wade and Elizabeth Blanchard; nephews, Charles Blanchard, III, Gerald Wade, III, Kevin Wright Blanchard, Jr., Garland Blanchard, Parker Blanchard, John Regan Blanchard and Christopher Perot, Jr.; a great niece, Morgaine Blanchard; his aunts, Mary Sullivan (Wayne), Nancy Keck (Harold) of Goldsboro, NC, Mary S. Blanchard and Helena Blanchard Vivona (Dominic) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Kathy Blanchard of Charleston, SC; uncles, Ben Farmer (Julie) of Savannah, GA and David Blanchard (Linda) of Charleston, SC. Mark is also survived by his ex-wife, LaDonna S. Blanchard, who took extraordinary care of him and their four girls throughout his illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, his brother, Kevin Blanchard, his fraternal grandparents, Claude and Helena (Nellie) Blanchard, his maternal grandparents, Garland and Mable Farmer.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406 or to Odyssey Hospice, 5965 Core Road, Suite 603, North Charleston, SC 29406.