Melvin Lee Blankenship, 66, of Pioneer, died April 18 at his home. He was born July 14, 1946 in Jellico.
He was preceded in death by his father, Shelley Blankenship; mother, Minnie Murray Blankenship;' brothers, Marvin, Johnny and William 'Waddy' Blankenship.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Bridges Blankenship; son, Shelley Brent Blankenship; daughter, Misty Dawn Lindsey and husband, Seann; grandchildren, Wesley Blankenship and Kaitlyn, Christian and Jacob Lindsey; sisters, Peggy Bolton and Cherry Ann Wilson and husband, Ronald; a host of friends and family to mourn his passing.
Funeral services were April 21 with the Rev. Ronald Wilson and the Rev. Tommy Metcalf officiating. Interment was at Valley View Cemetery in Pioneer with military honors by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Harp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.