William Blankenship

William Blankenship

William Rayford “W.R.” Blankenship, 94, of Crossett, passed away on November 29, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on May 6, 1919 in Crossett and was th son of Alford Jackson and Elizabeth Coody Blankenship.

Mr. Blankenship was an entrepreneur, having interest especially in logging, cattle and rental properties.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, five brothers and a son, William Rogers Blankenship.

Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Odette McKoin Blankenship; two sons, Jerry Ray Blankenship and wife, Marsha; Mark Blankenship and wife, Connie, all of Crossett; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held December 3 at 3 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Cemetery, 358 Marais Saline Rd., Crossett, AR. 71635.