Services for George Blankenship are Friday

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POTEAU—Funeral services for George Henry Blankenship, PhD, 87, of Poteau, are Friday at 1 p.m. at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau with Jerry Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at the Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.

He passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Billy and Bessie Mae (Tasker) Blankenship. 

Surviving family members include his spouse, Verl Dougherty Blankenship;  his children Karen Sue Blankenship Gross (Jeff), George Randall Blankenship (Gay), Georgette Elaine Blankenship Teekel (Shane); stepchildren, Lyndell Kern Bezet (Neal), Jan Kern Miller (Tom), Artie Kern Smith (Myron), Arthur J. Kern (Suzette); 10 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one step great grandchild.

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