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Joe Litz

April 17, 1936 – May 10, 2019

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Obituary for Joe Litz Blankenship

Joe Litz Blankenship, age 83 of Grundy, Virginia passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.

Born April 17, 1936 at Blackey, Virginia, he was the son of the late Vince and Hulda Annie Matney Blankenship. He was a retired coal miner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Timothy “Timmy” Blankenship; one daughter, Tamerlia “Tammy” Jo Justice; one grandson, Joe Dale Blankenship; one great grandson, Sebastian Ray Blankenship; brothers, Harry S. Blankenship, Vince Blankenship Jr., Cleve Blankenship, and Harrison Blankenship; sisters, Pearl Justus and Laura Bailey.

One daughter
Deborah (Debby) Blankenship of Grundy, Virginia
Scott, Jason, and Josh Blankenship, and Tracy Cooper
Eight Great Grandchildren.
One Brother
Kennith Blankenship and wife Lois of Mesa, Arizona
Emily Sue Elkins and husband Les of Rock Hill, South Carolina
Loretta Baker and husband Nelson of Berlin, Michigan
June Gregory of Centralia, Illinois
Dolly Loukmas and husband Nick of Sterling Heights, Michigan
Ada Elliott of Madison Heights, Michigan

Funeral services for Joe Litz Blankenship will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel at Grundy, Virginia with Doug Blankenship, Bobby Conn, and Ronald Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Virginia.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 P.M. at the Virginia Funeral Home. A service will be held at 7:00 P.M.

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Blankenship, Jason Blankenship, Josh Blankenship, Tyler Cooper, Landon Bailey, Logan Bailey, Family, and Friends.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joe’s church family and hunting buddies.

Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

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When Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Virginia Funeral Home
3222 Slate Creek Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Service Information

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 11:00am
Doug Blankenship, Bobby Conn, and Ronald Lester
Virginia Funeral Home
3222 Slate Creek Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Interment Information

Greenhills Memory Gardens
Claypool Hill, VA