Daniel Glenn Blankenship, 57, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Mr. Blankenship was born on August 25, 1962 in Buncombe County to Patrisha Joyce Dawson and the late William Harold Blankenship. He spent many years working in construction before retiring and being placed in rehabilitation care at The Oaks of Sweeten Creek. Daniel enjoyed flirting with the nurses and goofing around with the staff at The Oaks. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, shopping, Redskins football, and he loved to have cookouts.
He was preceded in death by his father, William “Harold” Blankenship; step-mother, Jean Blankenship; and step-father, Robert “Bob” Dawson.
He is survived by his mother, Patrisha Dawson; his ex-wife and long-time friend, Belinda Beck and her partner, Jared Woods of Arden; one brother, Van Blankenship and wife, Lori Blankenship of Black Mountain; sister, Vicki Woody of Burnsville; three daughters, Vangie Powell of Fletcher, Ashley Blankenship of Arden, and Chazi Blankenship and her partner, Emra Arkansas of Bryson City; his beloved grand-daughter, Kamaya Robinson of Arden; and his niece, Amanda Blankenship of Asheville.
The family will not hold a funeral service but will be holding a candle-light memorial for close family, close friends, and The Oaks staff.