Thomas Blankenship '62
March 9, 2017 9:15 AM
updated: March 9, 2017 9:18 AM
Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services obituary
5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 752-5900
Tom Blankenship, 77, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Monday, March 6th.
Funeral Service: 11AM Thursday, March 9th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Marvin Donnell officiating. Burial will follow at Moody Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.
Tom was born July 22, 1939 in Temple to Thomas J. and Winnie Mae (Bishop) Blankenship. He graduated from Temple High School in 1957 as class Valedictorian. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1962 and went to work for
Humble Pipeline, which later became Exxon Oil. He worked as an Electrical Engineering instructor at TSTI for over 20 years. Tom then received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1985 from Baylor Law School and began practicing law in 1986. Tom loved playing football,
basketball, baseball and track in high school. He liked to fish and hunt. He was an avid fan of the Baylor men and women’s Basketball programs. His favorite pastime was gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Charlotte (Tucker) Blankenship; and son, Randy Blankenship.
Survivors include his companion, Gail Williams of Chalk Bluff; daughters, Debbie Hooten of Edmond, OK, and Diana Gamboa of Waco; five grandchildren, Joshua and wife Erin, Josiah, Jacob, Kayle, and Justice; sister, June Summers of Crawford; beloved pets, OK,
Bouquet, Tabitha and Missy; and numerous other relatives.
The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Baylor Scott & White Hospitals in Temple and Waco, along with CHF Office in Waco, especially Melissa Carranza and Staff.