Walter Clarence Blenman Sr., 78, of Lexington, SC, passed away on August 31, 2022.
Walter was born in Bronx, New York, to Iona James, on December 11, 1943. He proudly served in the United States Navy and retired from the New York City Police Department after 14 years of service. He was involved in St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as a 3rd and 4th degree Knight, as well as a 3rd degree Grand Knight.
Walter was preceded in death by Iona James (mother), Hugh O’Donald Blenman (stepfather), Eloise Blenman Grant (sister), Dotti Blenman (sister), Ronald Blenman (brother), Calvin “Nicky” Jimmy James May (brother), and Gregory “Peanut” Blenman (brother).
He is survived by Diane Blenman (spouse), Walter Blenman Jr. (son), Craig Blenman (son), Eric Blenman (son), Angela Koenig (stepdaughter), Elizabeth York (stepdaughter), Joseph Singleton (stepson), grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and many friends whom he considered family. Walter will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held September 8, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Chapel service will follow at 12:30 p.m., with Elder Princetta P. White officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.