Blankenship, Charles Age 74, of Irving for more than 50 years, died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at an Irving nursing center. Charles was born March 9, 1935 in Denison, Texas to Braxton B. and Maggie Hale Blankenship. He was a 45 year standing member of the IBEW Local 20. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia of Irving; sons, Keith Blankenship and wife Regina of Dallas and Kerry Blankenship of Irving; daughter, Kim Crump and husband Bart of Longview; grandchildren, Zack McVay, Cole and Caroline Crump, Brianna and Kelby Blankenship; sisters, Vera Hileman and Faye Sloan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2009 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Northgate Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2101 W. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX 75062.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Sept. 2, 2009