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Herbert William Blankenship
April 18, 1959 ~ April 14, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Herbert William Blankenship, age 63, of Freeport died at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 in Hennis Care Center in Dover.
Born April 18, 1959 in Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio; he was the son of the late Herbert May Woods Blankenship and Theresa Swiney Blankenship.
Herb attended Malvern High School before joining the National Guard on October 27, 1977 and was honorably discharged on October 26, 1983.
He worked for the Village of Freeport doing maintenance including plowing snow, mowing, and water line repair for several years.
Herb loved to fish, play with radio control cars, watching NASCAR races, and liked to play cards. He loved his pets, especially his dog, Buddie and his cat, Tinkie and the cat who survives, Sam. He enjoyed his time hanging out with Bryan and Tim.
Surviving are a daughter, Kelly (Robert) Menefee of New Philadelphia; a sister, Debra (Kay) Kocher of Freeport (Deersville); a grandson, Victor Fish of Canton; a granddaughter, River Blankenship of New Philadelphia; a nephew, Brian Kocher of Freeport, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his significant other, Bonnie.
Following Herb’s wishes, he was cremated. His family is planning a private Celebration of Life service.
Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made on their website: www.kochfuneralhome.net (740) 658-3470