Donald Ray Blankenship, of Stephenson, WV, was born on July 2, 1958 in Mullens, WV to his parents Luther G. Blankenship and Janet Marie (Hash) Meadows. He passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2021 at the age of 63.
Donnie is preceded in death by his parents Luther Blankenship and Janet Meadows and his brother Jay Blankenship. He is survived by his daughter Leslie (Alejandro) Sanchez; 3 grandchildren Isaac, Vivian, and Vinny; sisters Sandra K. Puckett and Lisa G. Lambert; his very special cousin Ike (Barbara) Blankenship; and many extended family and friends who will miss him.
Donnie loved to be outside riding motorcycles and four-wheelers. He liked to work with his hands gardening and completing carpentry work and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm with a funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center Chapel with Rev. Auston McClary officiating. Interment will follow services at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Words of comfort may be offered to the family by visiting www.meltonmortuary.com Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center have been entrusted with burial arrangements and are honored to serve the family.
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