HIGH POINT — Mr. Gregory Peck Blanding received his Heavenly Wings on Feb. 12, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 27, 1947, in Albemarle, NC, a son of the late Reverend Albert Blanding Sr. and Viola Wall. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur Blanding, Albert Blanding Jr. and Adam “Mickey” Wall; and three sisters, Emma Singleton, Elizabeth Blanding and Eloise Blanding Wood.

Gregory attended West Badin School for 11 years before receiving his high school diploma from North Stanley High School. He served an enlistment in the United States Army prior to attending Guilford Technical Community College, where he met the love of his life, Barbara Cotton.

Gregory was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a Customer Services Supervisor and retired in 2009 after 36 years of service. After his retirement, he began working at K&W Cafeteria on Holden Road in Greensboro, where he earned the love and respect of his customers and co-workers.

Left to celebrate his life and loving memories are the love of his life for more than 44 years, Barbara Cotton Blanding; three sons, Maurice Blanding (Rachel) of Smyrna, Ga., Anthony Gill, of Charlotte, NC, and Chris Gill (Jean) of Greensboro; two sisters, Betty Jean Reid of Concord, NC, and Deborah Blanding Watkins (Melvin) of Albemarle, NC; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. Mr. Blanding may be viewed on today at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.