Mr. Jim Tom “Red” Blankenship age 79 of Hales Creek departed this life on Monday, July 5, 2021, at his home. He was the husband of Martha (Collett) Blankenship and the son of Willie and Lucy Blankenship born to them on December 24, 1941 in Harlan, Kentucky. His parents precede him in death.
He is survived by his wife Martha Blankenship of Hale’s Creek, eight sons, Terry Blankenship of Dewitt, Shelby Blankenship of Mills’ Creek, Larry Blankenship and wife Jamie of Turkey Creek, Jim Tom Blankenship, Jr. of Williamsburg, Steven Blankenship and wife Lorena of Hales Creek, Michael Blankenship of Dewitt, Matthew Blankenship and wife Misty of Moore’s Creek and Jessie Blankenship of Dewitt, two daughters, Jessica Evans and husband Rick of Corbin and Cindy Blankenship also of Corbin, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother, James Blankenship and wife Myra of East Bernstadt, five sisters, Jeannette Mills and husband General of Ohio, Cleda Blankenship, Barbara Ann Blankenship, Wilma Jean Broughton and husband Junior of Gray and Donna York and husband James of Hwy. 229, his brothers and sisters in law, Leamon and Geneva Collett, Willie and Thelma Helton, Leonard and Mary Saylor all of Flat Lick and Vantory and Elizabeth Messer of Barbourville. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services for Mr. Blankenship but will be conducted on Saturday, July 10,2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Demus Couch officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. He will be laid to rest in the Collett Cemetery at Alex’s Creek. Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Friends will be received at the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., on Friday from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m.
To the family of Mr. Blankenship, the staff of the Cobb-Hampton Funeral Home would like to offer you our heartfelt sympathy during your time of bereavement.
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