Jerry Lee Blankenship, age 78, of Breaks, Virginia passed away Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Buchanan General Hospital. He was born October 27, 1942 to Beverly and Louisa Coleman Blankenship. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a retired Coal Miner, Carpenter and Farmer. He was a member of J.S Willis Old Regular Baptist Church since 1985.
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In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Goldie Griffith, Chloe Blankenship and Crisey Blankenship, and two brothers, Thomas Blankenship and Byrd Blankenship.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ivel F. Blankenship, his son Jerry Russell (Daphne) Blankenship, four daughters, Patsy (Kimberly Fauconer) Blankenship, Lexington, KY, Sherry (James Conley) Blankenship, Lexington, KY, Jennifer (Tony) Childers, Water Branch, KY, and Kimberly (Kevin Mullins) Quesenberry, Elkhorn City, KY, fourteen grandchildren, Spencer, Watt, Caleb, Hope (Ryan), Jennifer, Tony, Cody (Angela), Adam, Hunter, Tanner, Justin, Nicholas, Peyton and Evan, one great-grandchild, Cara Lynn. One brother, Donnie Blankenship, two sisters, Jarlene (Carl) Mullins and Dorothy (Willard) Mullins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 :00 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021 at J.S. Willis Old Regular Baptist Church with Ricky Mullins, Jerry Overstreet, Larry Puckett and Toy Looney officiating. burial will follow at the K.S. Colley Cemetery, Breaks, VA. Pallbearers will be Cody Cantrell, Nicholas Quesenberry, Justin Quesenberry, Peyton Ratliff, Hunter Childers and Evan Blankenship. Honorary pallbearers will be Spencer, Wyatt, and Caleb Fauconer, Payton Ratliff and Cara Cantrell. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021at the church. where an evening service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com. Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.