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Doyle Willis Blankenship

September 8, 1974 — December 10, 2020

Chilhowie, Va. - Doyle Willis Blankenship, age 46, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Doyle was born in Welch, West Virginia on September 8, 1974, to Clarence Leroy and Bonnie Lou Riffe Blankenship.

Doyle worked for Amerigas as a Certified Service Technician in Marion, Virginia since 2006, and was a United States Army veteran. Doyle was of the Christian faith, and absolutely loved the woods, fishing, and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his most special maternal grandparents, Doyle and Daisy Riffe of Beartown, West Virginia; and paternal grandparents, Willis and Stella Blankenship of Iaeger, West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathie Blankenship; his two sons and daughter-in-law, Chris (Rebecca) Blankenship of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and Nathan Blankenship of the home; his mom and dad, Leroy and Bonnie Blankenship of Beartown, West Virginia; two brothers, Clarence Leroy Blankenship II (Karri) of Mooresville, North Carolina, and Daniel Blankenship (Traci) of Troutman, North Carolina; special sister-in-law, Sherri (Randy) Coble of Trinity, North Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Bradley (Stephanie) Blevins of Statesville, North Carolina, and Jimmy (Connie) Bowles of Lexington, North Carolina; father- and mother-in-law, Kenny and Jackie Lynn Blevins of Jolo, West Virginia; three nieces, Abby Blankenship, Jessica Coble, and Megan Blevins; two nephews, Zach Blankenship, and Austin Blevins; a special nephew in his footsteps, Brendan Blankenship; and his special buddy, his dog, T-dog.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

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The family of Doyle Willis Blankenship is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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