Charles William Blankenship

April 26, 1956April 15, 2018

Charles William Blankenship, 61, of Madison Heights passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born April 26, 1956, in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late John William Blankenship and the late Frances Campbell Blankenship.

Charles was a retired mechanic for Old Dominion Box and also worked for England Stoves. He enjoyed fishing, grilling and watching wrestling, westerns and vintage cartoons.

Charles is survived by three siblings, John M. Blankenship of Madison Heights, Karen Beard of Lynchburg and Donna Lynn Blankenship with the family cat, “Little Girl” of Madison Heights; and one nephew, Chris Beard of Lynchburg.

In honor of Charles’ request, there will be no services. We know that you have already “gone fishing” and we will see you on the other side.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Dobyns and staff for their care and support all these many years, the Centra Foundation, Dr. Jack MacNeill and everyone at the Pearson Cancer Center, 4 East Oncology and Lynchburg General Hospital, Guggenheimer, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Lisa Larkin - Centra Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charity of one’s choice in honor of Charles.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.


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Bennie Andrews

May 20, 2018

Sorry to hear today that I lost my best childhood friend!!! Charlie-B you are always in my thoughts. Sorry for your lost Karen, Donna & John Marshal. You all are always in my prayers. 🙏

Debby Bruffy Creasy

April 18, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen, John Marshall and Donna.