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Obituary for John Blankenship

May 27, 1944 to August 30, 2017
73, passed August 30th at Martin Hospital South, Stuart, FL. He was born in Baltimore, MD and lived most of his life in Ashland, KY.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna and son Keith (Maggie), preceded in death by his parents, William and Ola Blankenship and brother Wilbur.
John retired from AK Steel after 40 years of service where he also served as President of Local Union 1865 – United Steel Workers.
For many years John and Donna would spend 6 weeks in Hobe Sound, FL. After retiring they decided to move from Ashland, KY to Hobe Sound. John was very active in keeping their Cambridge community looking great. He dedicated a lot his time to his work as grounds supervisor and serving on the Cambridge board of directors. Everyone in the neighborhood knew John and his loyal companion Buster.
A celebration of John’s life will be held in late September.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hobe Sound Fire Department, 6900 SE Ridgeway Terrace, Hobe Sound, FL 33455.
Arrangements are being handled by All County Funeral Home, Treasure Coast Chapel, 1010 NW Federal Hwy Stuart, FL.


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