Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX


Thomas Jon Blankenship

May 18, 1949July 4, 2019

Thomas "Jon" Blankenship passed into the Lord's Heavenly Garden on July 4, 2019. He was born in Dallas, Texas on March 18, 1949.

For over 20 years Jon was a radio personality at KLAR, KVOZ and KGNS in Laredo, Texas and at KRVL in Kerrville, Texas. He was an active in many community services in both Laredo and Kerrville. After his long radio career, he began working at the Internal Revenue Service as a clerk and tax examiner from where he retired.

He is survived by his wife Alicia Blankenship, his sister Toni Bock, his children Manuel Sanchez, David Sanchez, Lisa Flores, April and Melanie Blankenship and his grandchildren Donna Gray, Jennefer and Marleh Sanchez, Tristan and Tyler Sanchez and Carolina and Collette Flores and his beloved dog Trixie.

Jon had a passion for gardening. When not busy with work, he could be found tending his plants in his denim overalls and pith helmet in the backyard. Countless battles were fought against critters that enjoyed the fruits and vegetables of Jon's gardening efforts. Sometimes he won, and sometimes he lost, but he never quit trying to nurture his plants, much like his love for his wife, Alicia.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 10 o'clock am, at First Christian Church 204 E. Graves Street Burnet, Texas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com


  • Memorial Service 1st Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Burnet Saturday, July 20, 2019


Thomas Jon Blankenship

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