Updated: Thu 8:33 AM, May 01, 2014
Funeral Home: Leavitt Funeral Home
H. Michael "Mike" Blankenship, 67, of Parkersburg, WV died Tuesday April 29, 2014 at CCMC Memorial Campus. He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of the late Herbert and Ruth E. (Cundiff) Blankenship.
He retired from GE Plastics. He attended school in Parkersburg and received a degree in Industrial Maintenance from WVU-P. He volunteered at the Parkersburg Police substation in City Park for several years. He also volunteered with the GE Elfun Society and and received several awards with his son for their volunteer work. Mike enjoyed spending his time working on old cars.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years Linda (Harper) Blankenship; son Jordan M. Blankenship of Parkersburg; daughter Robin Nichols (Kenny) of Washington, WV; grandson Trey D. Nichols of Washington, WV; and two sisters Rosemary Francis (Frank) of Parkersburg and Barbara Wilcox (Edmund) of Texas.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother William J. Blankenship.
Graveside services will be held Friday 2:00 PM at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Pastor Larry Hooper officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5-8 PM.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.