Chester “Howie” Blankenship, 51, of Princeton, WV, went to be with the Lord August 6, 2020, after a
hard fought battle with cancer.
Howie was born November 15, 1968 in Welch, WV. He attended Iaeger School where he met his wife of 33 years Cathy.  He worked construction for 20 plus years before going to work at Pinnacle Miner near Pineville, WV. Howie loved WVU football. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and never came home without a good story.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Cathy(Collins)Blankenship of the home; three amazing daughters, Brooke Blankenship of the home, Jordan and wife Kacey Richardson of Peterstown, WV,  Brette Blankenship and boyfriend Zachary Boothe of Princeton WV; his chosen sons, Quintin and wife Abigail Justice of Bastian, VA,  Justin Riley of Princeton, WV and Papaw’s boy Riley Jordan; two sisters, Angie Blankenship of Mohawk, WV and Lucy Blankenship of Bluefield WV; his parents, Chester and Millie Ann Blankenship of Mohawk, WV; niece, Lelia Blankenship of Maricopa, AZ; nephew, Tyler Blankenship of Troutman, NC;  and a host of friends and family too many to list but never forgotten.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday evening, August 11, 2020 at the home of Chester and Millie Blankenship of Mohawk, WV, with Reverend Lawyer Bailey Jr. officiating.  Friends may call at the home form 2 p.m. until the time of services.
Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, mask are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced. 
Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.
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