Darrel Leo Blankenship, 91 of Decatur died Wednesday November 22, 2017 in his
home surrounded by his family.
A family service will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to DMH Hospice. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is
in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com
Darrel was born in Vandalia, Illinois, son of Fernie and Dana Blankenship. He served
in the Army during WW II. He was a truck driver and a member of Teamster Union
for thirty-two years. He also worked for the Herald and Review as a bundle route
driver for many years.
Surviving are his children, Michael (Cheryl) Blankenship of Decatur, Chris (Mary Jo)
Blankenship of Plainfield, Illinois., Sherry (Terry) Craw of Decatur, Kim Benedetti of
Walden, Colorado, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great
grandchild, brother, Dale (Pat) Blankenship of Vandalia, Illinois, sister, Nancy Leslie
of Tallahassee, Florida, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers and sisters.