|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1917|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 2011|
J.E. Blankenship, age 94, of Willow OK, passed away November 24, 2011, at Kindred Hospital, in Oklahoma City OK. Mr. Blankenship was born on September 17, 1917, in Lula OK to Charlie and Lilly (Parker) Blankenship. When J.E. was seven years old, the family moved to southwest Oklahoma where he attended Star and Ocina Schools. At a young age, J.E. began farming and working on the Katy Railroad. Due to his job with the railroad, the family lived in several communities in southwest Oklahoma. On August 19, 1937, he married the love of his life, Ruby McGee, in Sayre OK; they spent the next 74 wonderful years together before his death. In the early 1940's the family settled in the Willow Community where J.E. farmed. A hard worker all of his life, J.E. was a member of the Carter Cooperative Board for many years and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time and being with his family and friends.
J.E. was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Zelma "Sister" Dyer, Thelma Fite, Hazel Rippetoe, and Lillian Rippetoe; brother T.C. Blankenship; son-in-law Ron Fair; and daughter-in-law Shirley Blankenship.
J.E. is survived by three children, Donnie Blankenship and wife Judy of Oklahoma City, Jean Fair of Yukon OK, and Mikie Blankenship of Willow; six grandchildren, Tammy Blankenship, Shawn Mosley and husband Larry, Shalynna Blankenship, LaGenna Attebery and husband Mike, Lewis Berry, and Melissa Vaught and husband Rodney; six step-grandchildren, Blaine Litle, Craig Litle and wife Laura, Jamie Fite and husband Nicky, Cody DeGraw, Amber McIntire and husband Johnathan, and Wendy Wheeler and husband Brandon; 24 great-grandchildren; sister Nora Witt of Carter OK; brothers Earl Blankenship of Carter, and Bert Blankenship and wife Bobbie of Amarillo TX; and many other relatives and friends.
NOTE: I could not find any first and middle names for Mr. Blankenship; everything showed just his initials.
Ruby Lorene McGee Blankenship (1920 - 2015)*
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Nov 26, 2011
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