Blankenship, Robert-obit

Robert Lee Blankenship, Sr.

January 8, 1939 - April 26, 2016

Robert Lee Blankenship, Sr. of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 26, 2016 at the age of 77.  He was born on January 8, 1939 to Army Lee and Rose (Lowry) Blankenship in McKinney, Texas. Robert married Linda June Rutledge on October 16, 1963 in McKinney, Texas. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2008. He worked for the Texas State Highway Department for many years.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Laura Carlile and husband Daniel of Elgin, Oklahoma, Natalie Moore and husband William of Leonard, Texas; son, Robert Lee Blankenship, Jr. and wife Donna of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Jeffrey Prince of Syracuse, New York, Crystal Sacco of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ashley Prince of McKinney, Texas, Tyler Carlile and Luke Carlile both of Elgin, Oklahoma; great-granddaughters, Callie Sacco of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Gracelyn Prince of McKinney, Texas; brothers, Raymond Blankenship of Plano, Texas and Olan Blankenship of Norman, Oklahoma; sister, Francis Busby of Denver Colorado; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Forest Grove Community, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening, April 30, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Hal and Cindy Mollenkopf , May 1, 2016 Rob I am very sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Ritch McFarland, April 30, 2016 May he find mercy and love at Heavens gate. May Linda be there to welcome him home. May we meet in Heaven and share memories of the time we spent upon this earth. I've known Robert all my life and grew up with his family and they were always such a blessing to a me and mother. Will always remember the times shared. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Kent, Meleasa, Lillian & Delesha Hutchins
Kent & Meleasa Hutchins, April 29, 2016 To the family of Robert Blankenship my family and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love , Kenneth, Becky and Hunter Inge, Bobby and Inez Flanagan
Becky Inge, April 29, 2016