Blankenship was self-employed in the housing industry. He loved four-wheeling and hanging out with his friends.
He was preceded in death by parents Ernest Brice and Pearl Mae Bates Blankenship, brother William “Bill” Blankenship, and sister Cora Lorene Fitch.
Blankenship is survived by wife Kathy Jo Mattingly Blankenship, daughters Pamula Jo Berlehner and Alicia May (Randy) Campbell, grandchildren Zachary Berlehner, Alyssa Campbell, and Caden Berlehner, brothers Jerry Allen (Sue) Blankenship and Marion Ernest Blankenship, and nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held by the family at a later date.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home caring for the family.
Condolences to the family may be made through the funeral home website at www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.