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Helous Ray Blankenship

January 20, 1938 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 83)


Helous Ray Blankenship, 83, of Scottsville, KY passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  The Lafayette, TN native was a retired machinist for Milturn, Inc. in Indianapolis, a former carpenter, an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener and member of Berean Baptist Church.  Poppy was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle.  He was a son of the late Donnie Blankenship and Gladys Woodcock Blankenship. 


He is survived by his wife of 63 years:  Phillis Blankenship, Scottsville, KY; 

3 daughters:  Robin Sue Esser and husband, Steven, Adolphus, KY; Schevonna Ann Featherston, Scottsville, KY; Kimberly Kay Gehring and husband, Hank, Indianapolis, IN; 

2 sisters:  Peggy Rothenburg and husband, Boyd, Camby, IN and Dorothy Colson, Indianapolis, IN; 

9 grandchildren:  Candice Ray (Adam), Bridget Gehring, Houston Gehring, Devin Blankenship (Kay), Kyle Blankenship (Renae), Breanna Schiele (Jonathon), Steven Featherston (Caitlin), Amanda Blankenship and Melissa Blankenship; 

5 great grandchildren:  Anika Powell, Jackson, Powell, Liam Ray, Colton Ray and Dallas Schiele. 

He was preceded in death by 2 sons:  Kevin Blankenship and Helous Ray Blankenship, Jr.; 3 brothers:  L. G. Blankenship, Billy Blankenship and Melvin Blankenship. 


Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home with cremation to follow.  Goad Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

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November 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Goad Funeral Home
215 West Main Street
Scottsville, Kentucky 42164

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