Loicy Junior Blankenship
Loicy Junior Blankenship, 84, of Pollard, Ark., passed away at his home on October 15, 2018. He was born September 8, 1934, in Arbyrd, Mo., to Loicy Elmer and Ethel (Calhoun) Blankenship.
Junior loved being a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a Christian man because of his love for the lord. He enjoyed motorcycles, which lead him to the organization of the CMA’s (Christian Motorcycle Association). Junior had such a love for the land that farming became a lifelong passion. He also collected antique cars and tractors.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Liddell and Tommy Blankenship; two sisters, Shirley Pruitt and Bonita Huffman.
Survivors include; his wife, Mary Etta Cook Blankenship, a marriage which lasted almost 64 years; two sons, Keith (Rhonda) Blankenship of Ozark, Mo., David (Pam) Blankenship of Piggott, Ark.; two daughters, Jean Blankenship of Piggott, Ark., Gail (Doyle “Buck”) Dollins of Piggott, Ark.; two brothers, Frankie Blankenship of Marmaduke, Ark., Don Blankenship of Corning, Ark.; one sister, Betty Prince of Paragould, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, Robin, Bryan, Jemma, Velvet, Janiece, Craig, Ashtin, Tiffany, Jonna, Austin; 18 great-grandchildren, Enoch, Eleesia, Essa, Aybrin, Asher, Aniah, Arime, Blake, Landon, Blasen, Addilynn, Emerson, Olivia, Larrin, Khloe, Lillian, Macee, Opie, many nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 18, at The Living Word Fellowship Church, Corning, with Pastor David King and Bro. Allen Leutert officiating under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark. The family will receive visitors at the church Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. Junior will be laid to rest at New Liberty Cemetery in Marmaduke.
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In lieu of flowers, the Blankenship family request that donations be made to the Hannah Blankenship Scholarship at any Northeast Arkansas First National Bank.