Dr. William Lee Blankenship of Denison, Texas passed away yesterday. He was born February 8, 1927 in Denison, Texas. He was married for 67 years to Virginia Lee Hair of Denison.
He earned his Doctorate from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, and worked for the Denison Independent School District for 37 years, receiving their Distinguished Educator Award.
He is survived by his wife, one sister, two brothers, five children, ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was a member of Waples Memorial Methodist Church, and was loved and respected by friends in the Denison area.
The family will be at the Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison on Friday 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00P.M., and the funeral will be held on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Waples Memorial United Methodist Church in Denison.