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Obituary for Carl "Bill" Blankenship

Carl "Bill" Blankenship
Carl William “Bill” Blankenship, 65, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
He was born September 24, 1951, a son of the late William Frank Blankenship and the late Helen McDaniel Ayers. As a young man, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was a very proud patriot and historian of our country. He was the owner and operator of Spray Clean since 1997. Most of all, Bill was a very loving husband, father, and “Poppy” to his family.
Mr. Blankenship is survived by his wife, Angie D. Blankenship; sons, Chris Blankenship and Scott Pruitt; stepdaughter, Kelly Minter and husband, Brian; stepson, Zach Bocock; grandchildren, Tyler, Tessa, and Elijah; sister, Sheila Robb; brothers Jimmy Blankenship and Thomas Nance; very special niece, Heather Blankenship; and many other surviving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, with Rev. Bruce Gregory officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 P.M.
Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem, 540-389-5441.
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