Kenneth Ward Blankenship “Mitch”; Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Pastor, departed this life Sunday morning, June 18, 2017 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born in Giles County on May 3, 1951, he was a son of the late Arby Jackson and Mary Louise Hare Blankenship. He was employed as a pipe-fitter for the Celanese Plant at Narrows and employed by his Lord as pastor of the Church of The Lord Jesus on Blankenship Mt near Narrows. He was preceded in death by his parents and two little sons Joseph and Aaron.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 46 yrs., Sandra Booth Blankenship; his son and daughter-in-law Kenneth Ward Jr. and Sherry Leigh Archer Blankenship of Narrows; his daughter and son-in-law Sabrina B and Clifford Harless of Narrows; his brothers and sisters-in-law Larry and Carleena of Narrows, Harold and Carlene Blankenship of Elliston; his sisters Loretta Martin and Doris Lindsey both of Pembroke; his grandchildren Mikaela Blankenship and Aubrey Archer.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Eddie Kendall officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 until 7:00 pm before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.