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Arthur Vivian Blassingame Jr., was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Fannin County. He died Dec. 19, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas.
Art served in the United States Air Force for four years in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He farmed in Howard and Martin Counties after the end of the war. Later, Art sold cars at Pollard Chevrolet for 25 years and made many lifelong friends in the community. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to joke with his friends and family.
Art is survived by one brother, Robert Wayne Blassingame and wife Lil of Big Spring, Texas; three sisters, Marjorie Larsen of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Driver of Big Spring, Texas, and Bobbie Webb of San Angelo, Texas. He also had 11 nephews and nieces who were very special to him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Vivian Blassingame Sr. (Dutch), and Daisy Bell Blassingame; and two brothers, W.C. Blassingame and Joe Blassingame.
Cremation will be at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.
The family will host a visitation at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The family asks for no flowers but would appreciate donations to your favorite charity or to Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home, 1809 N. Highway 87, Big Spring, Texas 79720, to honor Art Blassingame.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com