Michael Eugene Blankenship, Jr., 45, of Atlantic Beach, FL, died at 1:28 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born April 5, 1973 in Springfield, IL to Michael E. and Shirley Ann (Best) Blankenship, Sr.
He is survived by his father, Michael Blankenship, Sr. of Glenarm; two daughters, Ava Simone and Alexis and their mother, Nancy Charleston of Jacksonville, FL; grandparents, Louise Blankenship of Springfield; three brothers, Micky (Bre) Blankenship of Pawnee, Matt (Kristin) Blankenship of Alabama and Mark Blankenship of Glenarm; seven nieces and nephews, Jaxson, Kayle, Connor, Hannah, Alexys, Trystan, Tyler and Jerzy and several aunts uncles and cousins.
Michael enjoyed auto racing and building bikes. He had served in the National Guard for 5 years. He worked as a project manager and home inspector for Opendoor.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Blankenship, grandparents, Robert and Joan Best and Charles Blankenship.
Visitation: 2 – 4 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 4 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be at St. Bernard Cemetery in Glenarm at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to http://www.gofundme.com/f/paying-tribute-to-michael.
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