James L. “Jim” Blankenship, 77, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away August 1, 2022, at Beckley Area Regional Hospital in Beckley, WV.
He was born February 2, 1945, in Frankford, WV, to the late Alonzo and Rhoda Workman Blankenship.
Jim was a heavy equipment operator for Lynch Construction Co. He started his working career in the coal mines and then later with the State Road, before working with Lynch Construction. He loved to be outdoors while enjoying fishing, hunting, or shooting the breeze with his friends.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Harless and Thelma Tipton; and brothers, Alva and Harley Blankenship.
Surviving Jim is his wife, Phyllis Mentz Blankenship; daughters, Melissa Kasprzak (Marc) of Yadkinville, NC, and Michelle Hefner (Richard Martinez) of Matthews, NC; grandchildren, Brittany Talbert (Josh) and Danyelle Thompson; sisters, Arella Underwood of Frankford, WV, and Irene George (Sam) of White Sulphur Springs; brothers, Lloyd Blankenship of Frankford and Bradford Blankenship of Pennsylvania; fishing and hunting buddy, Bobby Mentz; and best friend, Dewey Taylor.
Funeral services will be Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Ralph Hubbard officiating, with interment to follow at the Highland Park Cemetery, Second Creek, WV.
The family will receive their family and friends from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is in charge of arrangements.