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Eddy "Gopher" Blankenship

July 24, 1954 — January 12, 2019

Eddy “Gopher” Blankenship, 64, a resident of Old Fort, TN passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at his daughter’s residence in Dalton, GA.  Eddy loved to WORK.  He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlon and Regina Dunn Blankenship; brothers, Vernon Blankenship and Billy Blankenship.

He is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Hilley (Blake); son, Eddy Michael Blankenship; grandchildren, Kyra, Trinity and Brodey Hilley.  Several nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.

Funeral services will be 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy Parm officiating.  Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Dill Cemetery, Old Fort, TN. 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the funeral home prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Blankenship Family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Eddy "Gopher" Blankenship, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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