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Services set for Rucker Blankenship

SPIRO – Rucker Glen Blankenship, 88, of Spiro was born April 30, 1933 in Panama to Joel and Golsie (Rucker) Blankenship and passed away June 13, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Spiro, with longtime friend and Pastor Brother Steve Rutherford officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving four years at England Air Force base in Alexandria, Louisiana

He is survived by two sons Dwight Edward Blankenship and DIL Trinka Blankenship; Curtis Blankenship and wife Ruby; daughter Gina Huff and husband Clark; grandchildre; and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children Shirley Blankenship; son Jon Derwin  Blankenship; parents, Golsie and Joel Blankenship; brothers, Dwight Blankenship, Derwin Blankenship and Gerald Blankenship.

Viewing will be come and go from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

To sign his online guest book, visit


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