Robert Leslie Blanks, 84, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Westphalia Hills. He was born on November 5, 1928, in Moniteau County, Missouri, the son of the late William Walter Blanks and Matilda (Duvall) Blanks. Robert served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections as a corrections officer for 30 years. Survivors include: four children, Dorothy (Benny) Colter, New Bloomfield; Rita (Daniel) Kliethermes, New Bloomfield; Joyce (James) Glass, Taos; Mary Sanders, Jefferson City; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Johanna McGowen; two grandchildren, Shawn Blanks and Robbie Miller; a sister, Geraldine Tillman; and an infant sister. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Longview Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.