Obituary: Eddie Blankenship

Mr. Blankenship, 83, former U.S. Postal Service employee, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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Eddie Blankenship, loving husband and father, passed away at home Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the age of 83.
He was born April 15, 1936, in Abbeville, Alabama, to the late Myrtle and Warren Blankenship.

He served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft controller, spending three years of his tenure in Germany. In 1962, he left the Air Force and moved to Ocoee with his wife, Barbara and first-born daughter Phyllis.

After leaving the Air Force he went to work for Gulf Oil. He joined the USPS in 1972 and remained there until his retirement in 1998.
He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was known for his kindness and strong Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara; daughter, Phyllis Fisher, and husband, Stan, of Clermont, Florida; son, Steve Blankenship, and wife, Lorena, of Winter Garden Florida, son, Tom Blankenship, and wife, Tracy, of Ball Ground, Georgia; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive family and friends at 10 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020, with service following at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, at Winter Oak Funeral Home, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787. His nephew, Pastor Dean Blankenship, will be officiating.
Eddie’s arrangements are in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home and Cremations, 1132 E. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787.


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