Dorsey Blankenship

Dorsey R. Blankenship, 77, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Dorsey was born in Hartselle, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He served our country in the United States Navy and was a frogman diver. Dorsey retired from Combustion Engineering with 30 years of service. He was an active member of Soddy Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jaxon Pike; parents, Otis and Novel Blankenship. Dorsey is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pat Blankenship; children, Sandy Swindall and Joe (Hazel) McRee; grandchildren, Jeremy (Tracey) McRee, Amber Swindall, Ashley Pike and Adam Swindall; great-grandchildren, Payton Pike and Gaebriel Swindall; brothers, Leo (Dot) Blankenship and Glen (Janice) Blankenship; sisters, Vivian Bracken and Evelyn (Harold) Shaneyfelt; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the North Chapel. A Funeral service for Dorsey will follow at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home chapel with Minister William Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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