August 25th, 1928 - November 12th, 2018
Charles A. Blankenship, age 90 of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday morning, November 12, 2018. Charles was born in Hamilton, Ohio on August 25, 1928 to Ova Blankenship and Lucy (Loman) Blankenship. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. Charles was a Machinist by trade, with hobbies including building houses with his father and brother in law, farming and raising cattle with his two sons, and extensive traveling with family and friends. In 1972 Charles co-founded Miami Machine Corporation and served as President until his retirement in 2001.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gwen Blankenship; two children, Greg Blankenship and Gary Blankenship; three grandchildren, Dustin Blankenship, David Blankenship, and Devan Blankenship; one sister, Nettie Jane Baker; nieces and nephews, Larry Reynolds, Jeff (Terri) Baker, and Laura (Tom) York. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ova Blankenship and Lucy Blankenship; brother in law and best friend Leroy Baker.
Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave, Hamilton, Ohio, on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Alan Weaver and Rev. Hugh Rosenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to Tri County Assembly of God.
|Charles was a great example of love towards family, friends, and even total strangers he came in contact with. He will be missed, indeed.|
|my best friend|
Raymond and Linda Williams
|I was very saddened to hear that Charlie had passed. I was an employee at Miami Machine for 25 years and also worked at Manchester Machine when Charlie was there. MY wife and I attended many Christmas parties hosted by Miami Machine. Please accept our deepest sympathy.|
|Greg, Gerry and I are greatly saddened after learning about your father and his recent passing. Loosing a parent is most likely one of the biggest tragedies we will face in this lifetime. Know this, Charlie is in a much better place now and will rest in eternal peace, cradled within the hand and palm of God. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and the extended Blankenship family.|
|Charlie was an amazing grandfather to my cousins. He will surely be missed. RIP|
Teresa and Doug Crawford
|Gwen, Gary, and Greg, Teresa and I send you our sincerest sympathy over your loss of Charlie. Words for us are not enough to memorialize your Husband and Father. We were fortunate enough to have been Blessed to make his acquaintance and know him as a friend. May God Bless you Gwen, Gary, Greg and the Blankenship Family and may Charlie Rest in Everlasting Peace.|