February 28, 2013
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 3/5/2013 17:00:00
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 3/6/2013 11:00:00
James Orville Blankenship, age 86, resident of Shiloh, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. He was born on August 3, 1926 in Cannel City, Kentucky to the late Wilburn and Letha (Spencer) Blankenship. Jim was a WWII Navy veteran. After serving his country, he worked at Martin Steel Corporation in Mansfield as a steel worker for many years, and then went on to be a janitor at Shelby High School and Central Elementary School. He was a member of the Temple of God Church of Shelby and enjoyed wood working and hanging out with his morning group of friends at the McDonald’s in Willard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mattie (Frisby) Blankenship; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Linda Blankenship of Macedonia, Ohio; three grandchildren, Joshua (Kaitlin) Blankenship, Brian Blankenship and Kelly Blankenship; two sisters, Gay Gillum and Laura Oney, both of Shiloh; one son-in-law, Tom DeWalt of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Judy DeWalt; three brothers, Kelly, Palmer and Troy Blankenship; and four sisters, Elizabeth Blankenship, Gladys Frisby, Mae Frisby and Zona Oney.
Friends may call on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor George Lewis and Assistant Pastor John Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple of God Church in Shelby. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Mattie and Wayne, so sorry to hear about Orville. We always enjoyed talking to him and seeing him out at all the festivals and ox roast and such. You have our sympathy and we will keep you in our prayers.
Rita (Noble) Waterbeck
MATTIIE I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF YOUR COMPAION I KNOW THE LOSS IS HARD TO BARE BUT THROUGU GOD HE WILL HELP YOU I GOT TO KNOW HIM AND MOST OF HIS FAMILEY IN 1953 WE WORKED TOGETHER AND WAS ALWAYS GOOD FREINDS HE WILL BE MISSED MY PRAYER TO GOD IS TO BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED
Wayne and Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I really enjoyed talking to him when I would see him around the schools.
You have my deepest sympathy
Shiloh lost another fine person. I will always remember him for riding his bike thru town. RIP and God Bless.
Mr deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. I always thought Jim was a great guy.
Mattie, I am so sorry to read about your loss. Know that your faith, family and friends will be with you. Thinking and praying for you.
sorry to hear about you loss. orville was always friendly to us kids in rome when we were growing up.
So sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Our sympathy to you and the rest of the family.