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John "Doc" Blankenship

August 21, 1936 - April 8, 2016


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.

Family and Friends may view this obituary and leave online condolences at as well as on the funeral home Facebook page.


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