Funeral services for Wallace Preston Blankenship Jr., 93, of Jeffersonville, IN, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville, with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday and from 10 to 11 AM on Thursday at the funeral home. He passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Wallace graduated from Jeffersonville High School and then Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge Clark 40, Evening Jeffersonville Optimist Club, Jeffersonville American Legion #35, Jeffersonville VFW Post #1832, and First Presbyterian Church. He retired as a Major in the United States Air Force and was an Engineer for RCA and Hillenbrand Industries.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace P. and Dolly Blankenship.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Thelma Celery Blankenship; two sons, Neal Alan Blankenship (Anna) and Reid Allen Blankenship (Cindy); brother, James R. Blankenship (Minnie); three granddaughters; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to First Presbyterian Church Missions and the Jeffersonville Optimist Youth Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit www.legacyindiana.com for online condolences.
Published on May 29, 2017