Mr. Mitchell Gray Blankenship, age 52, of Bruno Lane, Boomer, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Connecticut. Mr. Blankenship was born October 9, 1960 in Forsyth County to Bobby James and Patricia Ann Hayes Blankenship. He was a member of Truth Community Church and was employed with Smith Transportation as a truck driver. Mr. Blankenship was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Cushwa Blankenship of the home; son, Anthony Nathaniel Blankenship of North Wilkesboro; step son, Gregory Lawson of Boomer; step daughter, Shayna Leverton and husband Thomas of New York, New York; his mother, Patricia Ann Hayes Blankenship of Boomer; two brothers, Steven Blankenship and wife Pam of North Wilkesboro, Bobby Blankenship of Boomer; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 2:00 o’clock Friday, December 7, 2012 at Truth Community Church with Pastor Rick Tomlinson officiating. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock Thursday night. Burial will be in Moravian Falls Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina, Johnston Building, 212 South Tryon Street, Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281, Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com