Robert Blankenship

Robert Lee Blankenship, 90, of Renick, WV, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018, at the White Sulphur Springs Center.

Born February 5, 1928, he was the son of Gabe and Retta Baldwin Blankenship.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte North; 18 brothers and sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Drucilla Blankenship.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Rosalea Blankenship; sons, Charles Blankenship of Renick, Jack Blankenship (Ann) of Clintonville, WV, Bobby Blankenship (Carolyn) of Frankford, WV, Gerald Blankenship (Vicky) of Frankford, Gabe Blankenship(Angie) of Clintonville; daughters, Sharon Clevenger (Austin) of Renick, and MarieBlankenship (Lawrence Oney) of Frankford; sister, Susie Wright of Red Line, PA; son-in-law, Wayne North of Staunton, VA; and daughter-in-law, Linda Blankenship of Ronceverte, WV; 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg, WV, with Pastor Roger Alder officiating.

Burial will follow in the Workman Cemetery in Renick.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018, at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed at

Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the September 5, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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