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John Leonard Blankenship
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John Leonard Blankenship, 68 years of age of the Clifton Fork section of Raven, VA, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at Clinch Valley Hospital. Born July 10th, 1949 in Marvin, VA, he was the son of the late Ezra Lincous Blankenship and Vunia Oakely Horn Blankenship.

John was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. John was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed to ginseng, hunt, collecting die cast cars, watching game shows and especially liked to watch Judge Judy and Cops. He loved spending all his time with his grandchildren. Loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Louise Hampton Blankenship; daughter, Melissa Ann Blankenship; brother, James Roger Blankenship; and several infant grandchildren. He was also preceded by one step-son-in-law, Alex Hess.

Those left to cherish his memories includes his loving wife of 23 years, Brenda Kay Compton Blankenship of Clifton Fork; sons, Christopher Jonathan Blankenship and his special friend Brenda Bartley of the home, Russell Brian Blankenship and wife Carolann of Richlands, Jason Leonard Blankenship and fiancé Jessica Rose of Richlands, VA, and Travis Eli Blankenship and wife Candi of Clifton Fork; step-son, Lance Eldon Baldwin and wife Brandi of Lebanon, VA; daughter, Brittany Kay Lowe and husband John of Grundy, VA; step-daughter, Barbara Anna June Hess of Garden Creek; chosen daughter, Erica McGhee and husband Jamie of Richlands, VA; brothers, Carl Blankenship and wife Margaret of Pounding Mill, VA, Andrew Blankenship and wife Sharon of Richlands, VA, and Jackie Blankenship and wife Sherry of Venus, TX; sisters, Ollie Lester of Richlands, VA, Trula Kiser and husband Dennis of Doran Bottom, Mary Osborne of Raven, VA, Myrtle Sisk and husband Ray of Clifton Fork, Alice Keene and husband Jeff of Dismal, VA. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service for John Leonard Blankenship will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Saturday, October 28th 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Billy Clifton, Rev. Hassel Justus and Rev. Jackie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Whitt Ferrell Cemetery on Horn Mountain in Pilgrims Knob,VA.

Active pallbearers will be Ray Sisk, Keith Sisk, Jeff Keene, Jared Keene, Ricky Blankenship, Joe Boyd, Brandon Bowman and Junior Horne. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kabaria, Dr. Thacker, Lance Baldwin and J.C. Patel.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, after 6:00 P.M. with an evening service to be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff of CVMC for the care that was given to Mr. Blankenship and a special thank you to Noah Horn Well Drilling and the gentlemen who dug the grave for John.


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Visitation

Thursday

26

Oct

6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Visitation

Friday

27

Oct

6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will begin at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service

Saturday

28

Oct

1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details

Location

Whitt Ferrell Cemetery

Horn Mtn
Pilgrims Knob, VA 24634

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