BLANKENSHIP, David Wayne (Milt)

October 9, 1962 ~ January 18, 2016 – David Wayne (Milt) Blankenship, 53 of Narrows passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, January 18th, 2016 at his home.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born in Pearisburg on October 9th, 1962, and was the son of the late Daniel Lee (Danny) Blankenship and Joyce Ann Spicer Blankenship.  In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Ann Blankenship.

A 1982 graduate of Narrows High School, Milt was the co-owner of Blankenship Concrete Finishers with over 35 years of experience.  In addition to his craft, he loved his Labrador retrievers, gardening, and his family.  He will be dearly missed by his loved ones and numerous friends and contractors.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Trista Peterson and husband Derrick of Blissfield, Michigan, Lauren Blankenship of Narrows; two stepsons, Kristopher Blankenship and Michael Crawford, both of Narrows; a special companion, Gina Crawford of Narrows; three grandchildren, Madison and Ava Peterson, and Coy Evans; a brother, partner, and best friend, Darryl Blankenship of Narrows; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many special friends, including Danny Williams and Gene Thorne, both of Narrows; and the love of his life Sherry Mabry of Tampa, Florida.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Franklin Atkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.  The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service Saturday from 6 to 8 PM.

The family is being served by Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at