John Joseph Blank Jr., 63, of Warren, Rhode Island, passed away on January 11, 2012 in Pearland, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Yvonne Blank Sr.; brother, Stephen Blank; and sisters, Janet and Pamela Blank. John is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Diann Blank; sons, John Blank and wife Susan, Michael, Christopher and Timothy Blank; stepdaughter, Stacy Neighbors and husband, Brooks; brothers, Roger Blank and wife, Terri, Norman Blank and wife, Pat; sister, Mary Alice Conklin; grandchildren, Jordan, Erika and Makenley Neighbors, Savannah and Sydney Blank; niece, Angela and her daughters, Alina and Kennedy; beloved dog, "Ditto"; and a host of other family and friends.
John was very proud of his New England roots, growing up in Warren, Rhode Island loving the Red Sox and Patriots. He was a skilled craftsman, artist, homebuilder and contractor. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling, cooking and doing things for others. He truly had a servant's heart. John was a man of strong faith and loved helping his church and those in need. He was a dedicated father and devoted husband. John will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A memorial viewing for John will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main Street, Warren, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org/donate.