Retired Firefighter Richard Buck Blankinship passes away

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Richard (Buck) Matthew Blankenship, 70, of Roanoke, passed away, Friday, April 27, 2007. He was born in Roanoke on June 3, 1936. He was retired from the Roanoke City Fire Department. Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Harry Blankenship, Sr. and Gracie Dent Blankenship, and a brother, Harry Lee Blankenship, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances Blankenship of Roanoke; a son, Mike Blankenship of Salem; two grandchildren, Jonathan Blankenship, of Salem and Christina Blankenship, of Roanoke; a sister, Roxie Newhouse, of West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Rd. SW. A service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Carter Sloan officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 982-1001.

Obituary from the Roanoke Times

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