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VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - Clyde Henry Blankenship, 89, Veedersburg, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, Ill.
Clyde was born Jan. 8, 1927, in London, Ky., the son of the late Walter and Martha (Brewer) Blankenship. Clyde was raised and educated in London, moving to Veedersburg in 1950.
While living in Veedersburg, Clyde worked at Harrison Steel Castings Company for 39 years, retiring in 1989.
Clyde attended the Church of God in Veedersburg. Most of his free time was spent outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting and mushrooming. He also liked to whittle.
Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WW II.
On May 8, 1948, Clyde married Amanda Elizabeth Murray in London, Ky. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2010.
Clyde was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and he leaves behind eight children, Walter Ed (Vicky) Blankenship, Veedersburg, Gary Wayne (Gina) Blankenship, Veedersburg, Kathy Nadine (David) Poll, Covington, Ind., Ralph Dennis (Christy) Blankenship, Veedersburg, Karen Jane (Alan) Clodfelder, Covington, Martha Karolyn (Mike) Rookstool, Covington, James Earl (Marcia) Blankenship, Attica, Ind., and Leisa Ann (Scott) Minick, Veedersburg; 24 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Lee and Clyde Dale Blankenship; a grandson, Marc Billingsley; a brother, Ed Blankenship; and five sisters, Gladys Jewitt, Corrine Phillips, Kathryn Marcum, Bessie Hauley and Lessie Collins.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home with the son, James Blankenship, speaking. Burial with military honors will be in Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountain Central Archery Club. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 2, 2016
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