Lonnie Leslie Blankenship, 91, of Cyclone, WV, passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on January 12, 1929 at Devils Fork of Barkers Ridge, WV, a son of the late Lonnie and Gladys Erie McKinney Blankenship. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter Christy Rene Blankenship; two sons Thomas Maynor and William Leslie “Butch” Blankenship; two brothers Marvin and Bobby Dean Blankenship; and three sisters Edith, Peggy and Joyce Ann. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years Hallie May Maynor Blankenship; three sons Tony Maynor of Durham, NC, Jeffrey Allen (Melanie Harrison) Blankenship of Bim and Lonnie Leslie (Crystal) Blankenship of Cyclone; a daughter
Roberta Gail (Michael) Kitchens of Hickory, NC; a sister Mary Polk of Midway; twenty-two grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday September 15th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Billy Gibson, Sr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco.