William R. Blankenship, Jr., 78, of Lancaster, Virginia passed away on November 6, 2018. He was a retired Metro Bus Driver in Washington, D. C and a U. S. Navy veteran stationed on the USS Bennington during the onset of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Denise Lee Blankenship; three daughters, Regina Moreau , Elizabeth Snyder both of Stafford and Jodie Lynn Courtney of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren; two great grandsons; brothers, Herbert Blankenship, Tommy Peters both of Tennessee and David Blankenship of California; sisters, Donna Jones of Tennessee , Charlene Kirk of West Virginia, Karen Thistlewood of Atlanta, Georgia and Kathy Green of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin and Robert Blankenship.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at Currie Funeral home, Kilmarnock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League, P. O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578.