They were married at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 7, 1963. They have three children Joseph “Joey” Blanchard IV and wife Tammy, Michael “Duane” Blanchard and girlfriend Anne Colwart, and Darrell Blanchard and wife Cindy. They also have six grandchildren, Britney, Joseph “T-Joe” V, Mikelyn, Candace, Jade & Kolby Blanchard.
“Thank you for setting a good example and loving each other unconditionally for the past 50 years! We love both of you to the moon and back! Love, your family!”