Born July 25, 1925, at War Eagle, he was a son of the late Harm and Jettie Lester Blankenship. Also preceding him in death was his loving wife, Jo Mae Harding Blankenship; a daughter, Giesel Banks; one great-grandson, Jordan; three sisters and two brothers.
L.C. was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a retired coal miner and of the Church of God faith.
Those left to love and cherish his memory include four beloved sons, Donald (Cheryl) Blankenship of Clarksville Tenn., Glenis (Soyla) Blankenship of Houston, Texas, L.C. (Gaye Sammons) Blankenship Jr. of Belfry Ky., and Gary (Lynn Hall) Blankenship of Green Valley; a loving daughter, Jo Ann (Bazz Blankenship) Morgan of Gilbert; three sisters, Geneva Arrington of Lynco, and Joyce Boings and Evelyn Elam, both of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters-in-law, Robin Blankenship of Crites and Tina Blankenship of Landville; 13 precious grandchildren, Karen Manuel of Panama City Beach, Fla., Donald Blankenship II, Rebecca Blankenship and Crystal Hatfield, all of Clarksville, Chad (Kim) Blankenship of Rocky Mount, N.C., Nikki (Mike) Toler, Avery C. Morgan Jr. and Belinda Lawrence, all of Green Valley, John Bryson and Joshua Blankenship, both of Landville, Corporal Ryan Blankenship of Cherry Point, N.C., Gary Blankenship II of Crites, and Rose Gibson of Logan, and 13 wonderful great-grandchildren, Abigail, Kevin M., Kyla, Ian, Nathan, Savannah, Geslyn, Derick, Ritchie, Kevin L., Teara, Nikki, and Hubba, and a host of other dear family and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Davis officiating with Military Graveside Rites performed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 141 of Belfry, Ky.
To honor his wishes, he was cremated.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Mounts Funeral Home.
Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of the arrangements.