John E. Johnnie Blankenship

November 8, 1916 - June 7, 2007

John E. (Johnnie) Blankenship, age 90, of McKinney, Texas passed away June 7, 2007, in McKinney, Texas. He was born November 8, 1916, in McKinney to John H. and Laura F. (Neal) Blankenship. On September 10, 1938 he married Helen J. Powell in McKinney. Mr. Blankenship was the owner of McKinney Upholstery for over 40 years. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He is survived by his son, John Paul Blankenship and his wife, Mary of Corinth, Texas; and grandsons, John Ryan Blankenship and his wife, Kasidy of North Richland Hills, Texas and Brandon Paul Blankenship of Coppell, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; son, Gene Edward Blankenship; parents; two sisters and one brother. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends for visitation starting at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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John Paul, I came across the obituary today and just wanted to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. Dan and Shanna Sanders Dan J. Sanders, June 12, 2007 Thinking of you and your beautiful singing voice. We shall never forget it. In Christian Love, Martha Bacon & Ova West, June 10, 2007 Ever time I sing My God and I, I always think of your dad and Davis St. Great memories. Beth Bacon Moeller, June 10, 2007 I'll always have fond memories of Johnnie and all of your family. I'll remember him as strong and robust with a song on his lips at all times. Linda Hardin, June 9, 2007 So sorry to hear of the passing of Johnnie. He will be missed and the last of our side of the family to go. Sincerely, Glenda Bales Mounger Cousin Glenda Bales Mounger, June 8, 2007