Herbert Eugene Blankenship, Sr.
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- After 88 years of faithful service to his Lord and Savior, Herbert Eugene Blankenship, Sr., Hub, went peacefully into God's arms on February 18, 2014.
Hub was born March 19, 1925, to Claude and Thelma Blankenship in Asheville, NC. He served in the US Navy during World War II. His various careers include 25 years in radio and TV broadcasting, five years with the Spartanburg Phillies, and 31 years selling real estate. Hub served the civic and Christian community in many capacities and was known for his love for the church and many parachurch ministries.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Alva; three children: Hub Jr. (Brenda), Sally Lane (Lynn), and Kenn (Mitu); seven grandchildren, Tyler (Katie), Cam, and Kelly Lane, Hub III, Zac, Becklin and Breelyn Blankenship; one brother, Raymond (Gail); one sister, Lorraine.
Hub's life verse was Matthew 6:33, which he lived out with passion. He will be remembered for living a life of gratitude to God, a life of sacrificial love for his wife, an unparalleled example to his children and grandchildren, a life of integrity, humble service and genuine love for all people. Many people talk the talk, but Hub walked out his faith in gentleness and humbleness of heart!
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, February 22nd, at Milestones Church, Spartanburg, SC. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Kirk Neely, Rev. Dr. Alastair Walker and Rev. Hub Blankenship, Jr. The family will receive friends at 10:00am before the service.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In remembrance of Hub, memorials may be made to Milestones Church, 899 Simuel Road, Spartanburg, SC, 29301 or Child Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 170538, Spartanburg, SC 29301.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.JMDunbar.com
JM Dunbar Funeral Home
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014