Fredrick Blankenship

Obituary of Fredrick Blankenship

Fredrick Blankenship, 83, passed away January 15, 2022. He was the son of James Calvin Blankenship and Agnes Rachel Lawson “Skidmore” Blankenship was born March 27, 1938 at Success, MO. Due to the death of his mother at a very young age, he was raised by his maternal aunt Martha “Lawson” Blankenship and her first and second husbands, Dan Blankenship and Henry Blankenship, along with Dan and Martha’s daughters, Mandy, Dorothy, and Eunice. On July 18, 1958, he was married to May Shepherd and to this union, one son, Bradley was born. He is survived by his wife May of the home; son, Bradley and wife, Kim; grandsons, Sean and wife, Donna and Quin Blankenship; one great granddaughter, Mia Danielle; and two sisters in law, Sylvia Blankenship and Velma Shepherd. He was preceded in death by his parents and foster parents; Dan and Martha’s daughters, Mandy, Dorothy, and Eunice; twin sister, Freda; brother, Manuel Blankenship; sister Marie Murphy (husband, June); three half-brothers, Albert, Franklin (wife, Shirley), and Chester Skidmore; and half-sister, Maydean Murphy (husband, Bob). Fredrick was drafted into the Army during the Cuban Crisis and spend 18 months in Germany. He started working in Artillery and went to communications. Basically, he was a laborer, working in the woods cutting and hauling cord wood. Later he went to work at Brown’s Shoe Factory cutting shoes, Fredrick was a hard worker at his job and was willing to offer a helping hand to anyone where they might need help. He was a good husband and father and was truly loved. His grandchildren adored him and he paid them a lot of attention. He and his wife, May, enjoyed going out to eat together, visiting with family, and just sitting and talking together. They felt blessed and happy to be together. Fredrick enjoyed deer hunting and turkey hunting. He harvested a lot of deer and turkey over time. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Fredrick, we love you with all our hearts.
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Thursday
20
January

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Thursday
20
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Thursday
20
January

Committal Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Craddock Cemetery
Hwy AF
Licking, Missouri, United States
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