Tex J Blankenship

Tex J Blankenship

Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 16 May 2015 (aged 77)
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Burial Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 170471677 · View Source
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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

Mr. Tex Blankenship, age 77, of Colorado City, died Saturday evening in an Abilene hospital.

As per his request, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City, with Dr. Jerry Shields officiating. Kiker-Seale Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tex was born December 8, 1937 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Aaron and Viola Beatrice Adams Blankenship and had been a resident of Colorado City for the past 50 years. He married Jolene Bagwell on April 19, 1958 in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He worked for Atlantic Richfield Oil & Gas for 38 years as a pumper and roustabout. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Colorado City and a 38 year member of the Colorado City Volunteer Fire Dept.

He is survived by his wife Jolene Blankenship of Colorado City, a daughter; Leisa Dawson of Colorado City; a son Rod Blankenship of Cristoval; a brother, Alvis and wife, Beverly Blankenship of Lawn, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles Blankenship and a grandson, Reno Martin.

The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 170471677
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tex J Blankenship (8 Dec 1937–16 May 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 170471677, citing Colorado City Cemetery, Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beth (contributor 46910696) .