August 5, 1952 - July 20, 2018
Danny Worth Blankenship was born on August 5, 1952 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He passed away on July 20, 2018 at Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas at the age of 65.
He grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi and was raised with his brother, Claude and sisters, Claudine, Linda and Dianne. He worked in the Healthcare field at Atria Senior Living Group for 11 years. He held several positions such as Maintenance Director, Divisional Maintenance Director and Quality Enhancement. He met the love of his life in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000. They were wed in 2004 and transferred to Allen, Texas the same year with Atria Senior Living Group for a regional position. He loved living in Texas and made a lot of special friends who love and respect him. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and having fun.
Danny loved spending time with his wife and family. He was very proud of his blended family which was truly special to him. He adored his daughters and the bond that he had with them was something dear to his heart. He loved working on his Corvette, hotdogs were his favorite food, enjoyed rock music and listened to music daily. He looked forward to catching up with family and friends on Facebook and playing Solitaire. Some of his loved ones would know that one of his favorite sayings was “For the love of God and all that is Holy”.
He was a very loving father to his children. A wonderful, patient, and caring husband. Danny was laid back, calm and had a witty sense of humor. He was good at getting to know someone by talking to them and finding out what was important to them. He would catch you off guard in a conversation by throwing out a crazy question about something that would surprise you and make you laugh. He was preceded in death by both parents, Claude and Mildred Blankenship and sister, Claudine.
Danny is survived by his loving wife of over 14 years, Zora Blankenship; Daughters, Angie Richmond and Regina Prescott with son in law Jason Prescott; Stepsons, John Stone and Brian Stone with daughter in law Leighanne Stone; Grandchildren, Briana, Alex, Colby, Preston, Olivia, Jared, Jessica, Blake, Anden, and Karsyn; Great-grandchildren, Hudson and Blake; Brother, Claude Blankenship; Sisters, Dianne Baker and Linda Lehman; and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and a host of dear friends.
A Celebration of Life for Danny Blankenship will be held from 2:00-5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Memphis Funeral Home located at 3700 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133.
“Babe, you will always be in our hearts”
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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