Joseph Blankenship, 59, of Glasgow passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

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Joseph Blankenship, 59, of Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Born Sept. 15, 1962, in Welch, W.Va., he was a son of Felisa Gaminde Blankenship and the late Jessie J. Blankenship.


Joe was a fun-loving, outdoorsy guy who was also a hard worker.  He helped his father build the original cable TV company in Glasgow in the 1970s and later helped his father build the Pentecostal Outreach Church in the 1980s.


He is survived by his much loved family:  wife, Deborah Blankenship and his four children and their families; Amy Clark and Emma; Darick Blankenship with Huntley, Bentley, and Ryan; Samantha Blankenship and Jayce; and Deborah Jo Blankenship and Bryden; brother, Jessie and sister, Julia Duff; and several nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Glad Tidings Church, 1102 Glasgow Highway, Buena Vista by the Rev. Roger Smith. Burial will follow at Glasgow Cemetery.


Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m., Monday Oct. 18, at the church. 


Arrangements are being handled by Bolling, Grose, & Lotts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Buena Vista, VA.


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