Gregory "Flash" Blankenship

July 4, 1960 ~ April 5, 2018 (age 57)

Gregory S. Blankenship “Flash”, 57, of Freeburn, KY, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was born July 4, 1960 in South Williamson, KY a son of Emzy Blankenship of Freeburn, KY, and the late Geraldine Coleman Blankenship.  In addition to his mother, Greg was also preceded in death by one brother: Stanford T. Blankenship.

Greg was a retired coalminer & truck driver and was of the Pentecostal faith.  He was a loving grandfather who all the grandkids called “Paw”.   He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidsons and working on classic cars.  Greg lived life to the fullest and lived it on his own terms.  

Those left to cherish his memory include two sons: David (Tamara) Blankenship of Chattanooga, TN, Johnny (Donetta) Dotson of Mt. Sterling, KY; three daughters: Amanda Dotson of Mt. Sterling, KY, Sarah (Deshaun) Pettway of Lexington, KY, Rachael Blankenship (Jeff Bradford) of Lexington, KY; one brother: Chris Blankenship of Freeburn, KY;  ten grandchildren: David, Abigail, Blake, Reanna, Jenna, Elijah, Boogie, Desiray, Kelsie & Lailah; special niece & nephew: Tate & Haley Blankenship both of Louisville, KY;  and a host of family  & friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M.  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at The Lord’s House, Phelps, KY, with reverends Mitch Bowling, Chris Casey & Raymond Ogle officiating.

Burial will follow in the Abe’s Branch Community Cemetery with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Monday & Tuesday at The Lord’s House with special services nightly at 7:00 P.M.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at

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