Jeffery Daniel Blankenship
Jeffery Daniel Blankenship, 72, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022. He was born September 24, 1949, in Longview, Texas to Robert and Laverne Blankenship where he grew up in with nine brothers and sisters. He served multiple tours in Vietnam, then went on multiple undisclosed missions for the United Nations and abroad. He served 20 plus years in the United States Air Force, a highly decorated Master Sargent and retired with Honors. He raised 5 children, one of which was adopted, and he treated as his own. He ensured the safety and wellbeing of each one of his children no matter what and his wife, Gerry, whom he loved very much from the moment they met till the day he died. Jeffery had a great sense of humor and loved margaritas and ice cream. He loved golf, fishing, bowling, and anything else that involved his family. He always stated his greatest accomplishment was his children and grandchildren and loved going to all the children’s functions and made sure to tell them that he wanted everyone to never ask what if or why. Jeffery was a kind soul who always found a way to help others in need. His children considered him the greatest man in our lives. He left a mark on the country he protected and the people who had the honor to meet him. He will live forever in our memories and our hearts.
Jeffery is preceded in death by his parents, and stepmother, Edith; grandson, Eric; siblings, Glenn, Allen, Herman, Laura and Jimmy. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerry; children, Deana, Charlie, Ray, Thomas and Daniel; brother, Robert; sisters, Bertie, Sherry and Shirley; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will take place Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11:00am at Eventfully Yours Special Event Center, 7640 NE Loop 820, Suite 110, North Richland Hills, Tx 76180.
8/13/2022 09:31:58 am
Sending prayers to all the family.
8/13/2022 03:44:12 pm
Thank you we appreciate it.
8/13/2022 07:45:29 pm
We love you guys and are so sorry for your loss. Know you are in our prayers.
8/15/2022 05:34:44 am
My wife Donna and I send our sincere condolences to family and loved ones. Life is fleeting but memories live on.
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