Herman Wayne Blankenship
Herman Wayne Blankenship, 73, of Earlysville, VA passed away peacefully at his home on January 16, 2015, with his loving and devoted family by his side. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. We will love him forever and he will always be in our hearts.
Herman served his country for 4 years in the United States Marine Corp. In 1969, he started his own business, Blankenship’s Mobile Home Service.
Herman was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie, 2 brothers, Okie Junior Blankenship of Rocky Mount, VA, Ernest Blankenship of FL and two sisters, Susie Blankenship of TN and Ruby McBride of Glade Hill, VA.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dee Blankenship, one daughter and son-in-law, Debby Blankenship Snoots and Wayne of Louisa, VA, one son, David Wayne Blankenship of Earlysville, VA, 2 granddaughters, Kristi Snoots and Amber Elliott. Kristi was her Papa’s best buddy. Herman is also survived by 2 brothers, Cecil Blankenship and wife Rachel of TN and Hubert Blankenship and his wife, Nancy of Moneta, VA.
The family wishes to thank Mary Dillon, Kathy Roach, and Michael Williamson of Hospice of the Piedmont and staff for their exceptional care of Herman. We will be forever grateful to them.
We would like to thank those who sent cards, made CD’s and DVD’s to help us and kept us in their prayers; to Mandy and Gene Powell, Lewis and Susan Horton for their support and kindness; also to Monty Geer, Larry Knight, Robbie Knight, Gary Garrison and Randolph Morris for their help when it was badly needed, also to Randy and Fatena Love, Cecil and Rachel Blankenship, Hubert and Nancy Blankenship who stood by us in a very difficult time; for all the phone calls of care and concern from Tina Frazier, Faye Fisher, Rita Bridges, Janet Hodges, Carole and Raymond Gaubatz, the Branham family, Sue and Art Snoots, Monte and Martha Tate, Larry and Marie Snead, Lisa Blankenship, Cassie B. Arey, and Vickie Leake, also thanks to Van Clem. Bobby Crenshaw, Mike Worley and Skip for their concern of Herman.
A very special thank you to Dot B. Scott for all she did for Herman while he was growing up and while she was married to Junior Blankenship. We are so grateful to you.
Herman’s wishes were to be cremated, he also did not want a family night. The family will gather together privately at the residence to remember Herman.
Anyone wishing to remember Herman can do so by donating to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.