Earl Gene Blankenship

July 19, 1984 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 37)


Earl Gene Blankenship Jr. 37, of Hardy, Kentucky, passed away November 10, 2021, at Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was born July 19, 1984, the son of the late Earl Gene Blankenship Sr. and Wanda Gail Cline. Earl is also preceded in death by his son Ethan Blankenship and his sister Crystal Blankenship.

Earl had a passion for the outdoors. He worked in drywall construction. One of his favorite things was working on his motorcycle. He loved listening to Kevin Gates, and Chris Stapleton. He was a believer of the Baptist faith.

Earl leaves to mourn his passing a wife, Becky May Blankenship. A daughter, Faith Gail Blankenship of Houston, Texas. One sister, Kendra Blankenship (Fiance Anthony Gooslin) of McCarr, Kentucky.  One Brother, Willie Blankenship.  Three stepsons, James Blankenship of North Carolina, Chris Compton (Destiny) of Hardy, Kentucky, and Dalton Eldridge of Phelps, Kentucky. Earl’s aunt and uncle, Paula and Billy Daniels were cherished by him like a mother and father.  Earl had 5 grandchildren.  He will be sadly missed by his friends and loved ones.

The family welcomes the public for a viewing Monday, November 15, 2021, at the Jones & West Chapel in Phelps, Kentucky, beginning at 12:00 - 2:00 P. M. Cremation will follow.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky. Our guestbook may be signed at


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November 15, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

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