John “Doc” Blankenship

August 21, 1936 - April 8, 2016
John “Doc” Blankenship

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John W. “Doc” Blankenship of East Liverpool died Friday April 8, 2016 in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

He was born in East Liverpool on August 21, 1936 a son of the late Bill and Naomi (Boley) Carson. He lived in the area his entire life having drove truck for 50 years as an Independent Owner and Operator, and had attended Campground Community Church.

Doc rode with the Gladiators Motorcycle Club and loved Harleys and semi-trucks.

He has survived by his companion Karen Stowers; four sons: Larry Blankenship and his wife Ann of Hooker OK, Michael Blankenship of East Liverpool; Steven Blankenship of Topeka KS, and Rick Blankenship of East Liverpool; two daughters: Shelia Webb of Topeka KS and Janet Harkness and her husband Randy of Hooker OK; seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

As was Docs wishes no visitation or services have been scheduled.

The Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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  • April 10, 2016
    Diana Dorn Holoweiko and Marilyn Dorn says:
    Doc,we have known you for many years,you were my brother David Dorn best friend.both Marilyn and I have been thinking of you.Now we know you and Dave are riding your motorcycles together.Much love to all your family.

  • April 10, 2016
    Diana Dorn Holoweiko and Marilyn Dorn says:
    Doc,you were my brothers best friend,we will never forget you from Dee Dee and Marilyn and April Debbie and Suzie much love,We know you and Dave are riding your bikes together R I P Good Friend

  • April 11, 2016
    Kathy Mccauley says:
    You will missed so much. Was a pleasure taking care of you and getting to know u

  • April 12, 2016
    Pete Kim Miller says:
    Really going to miss you .

  • April 14, 2016
    Alan and Catherine Boso says:
    Doc, you were like a big brother to me and a great brother-in-law to Cathy and me. I always enjoyed our time together and our long talks about old times....I always liked watching the old westerns with you. We will miss you, Love, Alan and Cathy Boso