Michael Blanton, owner of Dalton Carpet One in Athens, Georgia died on March 25. 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.
Blanton’s integrity and commitment to excellence earned tremendous respect within the industry and he was honored as the 2013 WFCA 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.
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously wishes for donations to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Building For America’s Bravest program in Blanton’s honor. To make a donation, please visit OurBravest.org or mail to:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
For Blanton’s full obituary, please read the Athens Banner-Herald.