US Marine Corps

Paul Edward Blankenship

May 26, 1948 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 72)

Obituary

Paul Edward Blankenship, 72, husband of Ruth Ann McDonald Blankenship, died Sunday December 6, 2020 at his home in Lexington, KY.

He was born in West Liberty, KY to the late Oscar R. and Elizabeth Ball Blankenship.

He was a retired farm manager and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Paul Bryan (Melissa) Blankenship, Michael Scott (Phyllis) Blankenship and Darrell Wayne (Judy) Blankenship; six grandchildren, Bryan Keith Blankenship, Kyle Matthew Blankenship, Cayla Blankenship, Darrell “D.J.” Blankenship, Jr., Michael Gage Blankenship and Darrian Blankenship; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Glenna Bellamy, Christie Grisley and Shirley Clark and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his mother and father, he was also preceded in death by five sisters, Geneva Hamilton, Irene Knox, Bertha, Eva Mae Proffitt and Julie Blankenship.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday December 9, 2020 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Jim Fryman.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Tuesday December 8, 2020 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Keith Blankenship, Kyle Blankenship, Cayla Blankenship, Darrell “D.J.” Blankenship, Jr., Michael Gage Blankenship and Darrian Blankenship.
The arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.

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