Donnie Blanton, former director of sales for Selma, Calif.-based Sunnyside Packing Co., died Dec. 2 at age 46.

Blanton worked for Sunnyside Packing from 2007 to this year.

The Clovis resident began his career in a family business, Salinas-based Bernardasci & Blanton Produce Co. It later became Blanton Produce Co.

After graduating from college in 1990, Blanton worked for Baloian Farms in Fresno. He continued there as a senior sales representative until 2006, when he started Blanton Consulting & Sales in Clovis, according to a news release.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda; three children, Stephanie, Nicholas and Matthew; brothers Brian, Steve and Brett; and parents Donald and Billie Blanton.

A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home, 870 San Benito St., Hollister.

Memorial donations can be made to Almanor Fishing Association or Clovis Babe Ruth Baseball. They can be sent to the funeral home.