Kenneth M. "Murray" Blankenship
May 31, 1945  -  May 14, 2017

Kenneth M. "Murray" Blankenship

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Carey Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home
1350 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL  32789
Thursday, May 18, 2017
5pm - 7pm
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Celebration of Life
Highland Memory Gardens
3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL  32703
Friday, May 19, 2017
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Kenneth Murray Blankenship
- age 71 of Sevierville, TN.; passed away Sunday May 14, 2017. He was retired from Florida Rock in Orlando FL. Murray loved his family and friends he enjoyed his life to the fullest. He is survived by his wife Theresa Blankenship; daughters Fay (Randall) Richardson, Penny (Luis) Torres, & Janet (David) Cruse; granddaughter Christina (Mark) Strobele; grandsons Ethan, Lucas, & Jensen Strobele; sisters Brenda Alwine, & Peggy Pope. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Mr. Blankenship is already missed by his family, dog Libby & cat King James whom were his constant companions. He is preceded in death by his parents David & Hazel Blankenship; brothers Jack & Bobby; sister Sherry & wife Betty Cummins. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18th from 5-7pm at Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, 1350 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park FL. A Celebration of Life will be held graveside on Friday, May 19th, 10am at Highland Memory Gardens, 3329 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka FL., 407-869-1188. Rev. Elaine Hager will be officiating the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, either Theresa or Penny.


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  1. Tammi Jo Anderson
    Orlando, FL

    I wish I could hug you just one more time. Because eveytime I got to, I got to hug a hero! I called you Dad and even though not biological, you treated me with the love of a father. I learned so much from you. I will carry those values with me and pass them on. The Creator has called You home and you are so very missed already..I am beyond blessed that you were a part of my journey here. I will see you again one day and until then, we honor you...I Love you


    Murray loved everyone. He was the sweetest man, he knew no strangers he treated everyone as a friend. We feel blessed knowing him. He truly was one of Gods angels down on earth. We love you Murray.

  3. Jerry and Mary McDaniel
    Casselberry, FL

    We will forever miss our sweet and gentle giant from Alabama. Our lives have been blessed by having Theresa and Murray in them. When I hear that rumble of "roll tide" this fall I will smile and know that my dad and Murray have joined forces and we will be blessed.

  4. Penny Torres
    Lackawanna, NY

    I love and miss you so much daddy. Us girls are so blessed to have you for a dad no one could have been better. Come visit me once in a while beat them drums up there and run wild with the wind. Kiss mom for me. I will always love you to the heavens and back.

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