Athens, Ga.—Mike Blanton, founder and principal of Dalton Carpet One and DCO Commercial Floors based here, died March 25. He was 62.
Blanton founded the store in 1978 and has been a member of Carpet One since 1988. Through hard work and dedication to his customers and to his staff, he grew the business to three locations with a special focus on his commercial business working with clients across the country.
He was honored as the 2013 World Floor Covering Association Gold Standard Award recipient and the 2011 Carpet One Alan Greenberg Award winner among other numerous honors in recognition of not only professional achievements but also for his support of the Athens community and other philanthropy as well.
Blanton is survived by his wife, Kelley, and his children.
Visitation hours for Blanton will be held at First Baptist Church of Athens on March 29 at 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 3 p.m. followed by a brief graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Atlanta Highway.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Building For America’s Bravest program in Mike’s honor. To make a donation, visit OurBravest.org or mail to:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306