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James D. Blankenship

February 25, 1943 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

BEAVER DAM-James D. Blankenship, 78, of Beaver Dam died Tuesday January 11, 2022 in Bowling Green.  James was born in Central City to the late Kenneth and Velma Fay Turpin Blankenship.  He was a heavy equipment operator at Peabody Coal Gibraltar Mine, he was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army at rank of Staff Sargent and fought in Vietnam War.  He enjoyed sky diving, motorcycles and a member of Independence Baptist Church.  James was a 50 year member of Cassia Masonic Lodge #272 F & AM in Morgantown.  He was preceded in death by a son Jeffery Dale Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife Elmeta Addington Blankenship; a son-Earl Gene (Joan) Blankenship; a daughter-Denise Rene (Larry) Griffin; a brother-Tommy (Christine) Blankenship; 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Services are 11:00 AM Saturday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Dr. Glenn Armstrong officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.  Visitation will be from 4-8PM Friday and from 9-11AM Saturday at the funeral home.  Military rites will be presented by The Ohio County Honor Guard.  There will be a Masonic Service Friday night at 7PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bevil Bros. Funeral Home
226 Louisville Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Visitation
Saturday
January 15, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bevil Bros. Funeral Home
226 Louisville Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Bevil Bros. Funeral Home
226 Louisville Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

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