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Estel O. Blankenship

April 18, 1924 December 21, 2018
Estel O. Blankenship
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Estel O. ( Eck) Blankenship passed away peacefully December 21, 2018, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, his parents, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Larry ), son Larry ( Linda), four grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, one brother and two sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and two loving caregivers.

Born April 18, 1924, in southwest Virginia, Mr. Blankenship worked as a coal miner for a time and owned and operated a sawmill. He moved his family to northern Virginia in 1955 and worked as a carpenter. Many years later, he started his own successful construction company, E. O. Blankenship & Son.

When not working, he enjoyed restoring and showing antique vehicles and spending time with family and friends. He was given the affectionate nickname of Daddy Eck and no matter the age of the person speaking, that is how he was addressed.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Groveton Baptist Church

6511 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

Groveton Baptist Church
6511 Richmond Highway Alexandria 22306 VA
United States

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