Mr. James Eddie Blankenship, age 71, of Crestview, Florida passed away at his home on Friday, December 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Eddie was born on June 9, 1950, in Griffin, Georgia and lived most of his early life in Jackson, Georgia. He was the son of the late James Clifford Blankenship and Lucille Blankenship Thompson of Jackson, Georgia. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1968. He met the love of his life and moved to Crestview, Florida where he was self-employed until retirement. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, deer hunting, working in his garden, managing his business, and spending time with his family around the pool.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Jerry Blankenship; son, Jason Ladner and his wife Krista; 5 grandchildren, Amanda Greenawalt, Jada Ladner, Sarah Ladner, Zoey Gray and Xander Gray, 2 great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Shiela and Steve Gibson, multiple nieces, nephews and a host of extended family.
Final arrangements, interment and a celebration of his life will occur near his home in Florida.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com.
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