Our time on Earth is limited, and it is up to us to leave our mark and make a positive impact on the world. Bobby Blanchard lived each day making the world a better place. Whether it be through his intricate iron artwork creations, his lovingly prepared food dishes, his contagious smile and witty sense of humor, or his loving arms always ready to hold the babies, ease a pain, catch a tear, or provide help to those who needed it. Bobby was a proud deacon at his church, a past member of the Hammond Lions Club, a devoted son, a compassionate brother, a wonderful husband, a loving father, a supportive grandfather, and a selfless friend.

Robert "Bobby" Blanchard, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 69.  He was born on Wednesday, October 27, 1948 in Hammond, Louisiana to Vernon and Leila Blanchard.  He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Lynn Stamper Blanchard; mother, Leila Corbin Walker; brother, Jerry Blanchard and his wife Cindy; daughters, Chalacy Robertson, and Becky Fritchie and her husband Luke; son, Robert Blanchard, Jr. and his wife Dyan; step-children, Jeffrey Andrieu and his wife Annese, Katy Cavalier and her husband Nick, Sr., Jackie Andrieu, and Bridget Alford and her husband Tim; grandchildren, Alice, CC, Trey, Katelyn, Corbin, Cohen, Anna, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Braden, Isla-Rose, Sawyer, and Amelie; great-grandchild, Stephen; and numerous cousins in Baton Rouge and Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Bernard Blanchard;  and grandparents Clifton B. and Mary L. Corbin of Ponchatoula, LA and C.U. and Louise S. Blanchard of Morganza, LA.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at French Corner Baptist Church, 39715 Teal Rd., Ponchatoula LA.70454, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 am until the Funeral Service at 12:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Sand Hill Cemetery.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.