Orville " Shakey " Blankenship 73, of Kimper, KY departed this life, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Pikeville Medical Center.
He was born September 1, 1945 in Pike County, KY the son of; the late Jimmy and Dora Jackson Blankenship.
Orville loved spending time with his family. He was a coal miner having worked for Harmon Coal Company.
He enjoyed the outdoors where his hobbies included fishing, gardening and riding horses.
In addition to his loving wife, of fourteen years; Emma Hamilton Blankenship whom he married on November 6, 2004, survivors remaining to honor his memory include, three sons; Orville Lee (Misty) Blankenship of McCarr, KY, Michael (Mary) Blankenship of Morganfield, KY and Mitch Fuller (James) of Whitesburg, KY, a daughter; Tammy Coleman of Kimper, KY, a brother; Monty Blankenship of Paintsville, KY, a sister; Grace Hicks of Elkhorn City, KY, ten grandchildren; Joey, Kaylee, Karrie, Brittany, Tommy Lee, Christopher, Peggy, Adriane, Harold and Wayne, six great grandchildren; Cage, Quinn, Brayden, Kazlynn, Gracelyn and Daniel.
He is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors and friends.
Honoring services will be held in the Woodman Community Church with the Reverends; Pastor Odis Blankenship and Larry Rife officiating.
The funeral will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with burial
to follow in the Blankenship Family Cemetery of Kimper, KY.
Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends in the church Friday and Saturday evening
at 6:00 P.M. with service following each night at 7:00 P.M.
Arrangements are under the direction of Phelps Funeral Services INC
of Phelps KY (606) 456-3926.
You may leave condolences at phelpsfuneralsvc.com