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Billy Gene Blankenship, Taylor County, KY (1936-2015)

He was a retired fork lift driver with Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY. He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of hte late Genie Blankenshipand Lovie Dile Blankenship. His wife 56 years, Rachel DeWitt Blankenship, survives. He leaves10 direct living descendants.
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Billy Gene Blankenship, 78, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 2:35pmET, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville by Rev. Shaun Caudill. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Green County, Kentucky. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral.

Billy Gene Blankenship, Taylor County, KY (1936-2015)

Billy Gene Blankenship of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Genie Blankenship and Lovie Dile Blankenship, was born November 15, 1936, in Green County, Kentucky. He died , Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 78 years, 1 month, and 29 days.

He was a retired fork lift driver with Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY

He united in marriage to Rachel DeWitt December 6, 1958.

Besides his wife, Rachel Blankenship, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and two daughters: Michael Blankenship and wife, Glenda of Bowling Green, KY; Chasity Lococo and husband, Dave of Louisville, KY; and Debbie Foley and husband, Ronnie of Summersville, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Brandie Young and husband, Clint; Megan Blankenship and Wade Howard of Bowling Green, KY; Vincent Lococo and Anna Lococo of Louisville, KY

  • Two great-grandchildren: Nicole Young and Brandon Young

  • One brother: Gilbert "Bill" Blankenship of Georgetown, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Clifton Blankenship and Jimmy Blankenship.

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Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY

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