Joseph Gregory Blankenship

April 7, 1972-May 6, 2022


Joseph Gregory Blankenship, 50, of Sparta, passed away unexpectedly, on May 6, 2022, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1972, in Sparta. He was the son of Harold Stassen Blankenship and Bonnie Faye Fox.

Joe proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Stassen Blankenship Sr., and his brother, Harold Stassen Blankenship Jr.

Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Jean Blankenship, of Sparta; son, David Harold Blankenship, of Sparta; mother, Bonnie Faye Fox, of Sparta; sister, Kim Watts (Greg), of Sparta; brother, Steven Blankenship (Trish), of Sparta; nephews, Scott Blankenship, Seth Blankenship, Shane Blankenship, all of Sparta; nieces, Stephanie Blankenship, Olivia Watts, both of Sparta; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., May 12, 2022, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Doug Benningfield will officiate. The family will welcome friends 10:30-1 p.m., May 12, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.