Michael Landon Blankenship, 60, of Oceana, passed away peacefully on Monday November 30, 2020 at Logan Regional Medical Center, Logan, WV. He was born on November 22, 1960 in Iaeger, WV a son of the late Homer and the late Orpha “Penny” Lester Ball. Michael is a 1979 graduate of Pineville High School and attended Oceana United Methodist Church. He was a kind and gentle man with a big heart and helping people all of his life. He loved children with all of his precious heart though never having children of his own. Michael was a man of many talents and knowledge. He loved to read, sketch, paint and cook. He had the ability to create beautiful furniture with discarded wood that he carefully chose. He loved being outside, gardening, fishing, hunting, detailing and working on classic cars. Michael touched many lives in his 60 years.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death his grandparents Dorsey and Mae Lester and Perry and Lottie Blankenship.
Survivors include his brothers William “Bill” Blankenship of Clanton, AL, John “Jr.” and Yuva Blankenship of Hiawassee, GA, David and Becky Blankenship of Oceana, Terreal and Debbie Blankenship of Beckley, WV; sisters Crystal and Freddy Bishop of Glen Fork and Rene Rocchi of Oceana; and a host of other loving family and friends.
At Michael’s request he will be cremated and his ashes will be distributed at some of his favorite places where he spent the best of times with family and friends. However due to the continued risk of the Covid virus there will be a closed service for the immediate family with his pastor and friend Ron Acord officiating. A memorial service will be held at a late date for friends and family whenever the risk of Covid exposure is lessoned.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.