Dewey Lee Blankenship

March 26, 1939 ~ August 11, 2022 (age 83)



Dewey Lee Blankenship 83, of Narrows, VA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg.  Dewey was born in Giles County, VA on March 26, 1939, and was a son of the late Jessie Davis Blankenship and Lilly Mae Clark Blankenship.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Ann Lucas Blankenship, one brother, Mike “Blinkey” Blankenship, one sister, Phyllis Blankenship, one son, Marvin Blankenship, one daughter, Christy Blankenship and a grandson, Joey Blankenship.  Dewey worked as a concrete epoxy finisher for many years working for his son Randy for 15 years.  He loved to hunt and fish and helping his son work on the farm.  He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Hilton (Billy) of Pembroke, Misty B. Whittaker (Stephen) of Narrows, two sons, Mike Blankenship of Narrows and Randy Blankenship (Lois) of Narrows, 4 brothers, Curtis Blankenship of Princeton, WV, Claude Blankenship of Narrows, Roger Blankenship (Lorretta) of Pearisburg, Wayne Blankenship (Joan) of Pipestem, WV and 2 sisters, Linda Linkous (Barry) of Narrows and Debbie Webb of Pearisburg.  He was also a beloved grandfather of eight and a great grandfather of sixteen.  A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, August 15, 2022, 12pm at the North Narrows Tabernacle Church with Pastor Paul Terry, Pastor Lee Martin and Butch Blankenship officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church Monday 1 hour before the service from 11 – 12.  The family is being served by Givens – Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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