James “Jamie” Blankenship, 59, of Huntington, W.Va. was ushered into the presence of the King Thursday morning, January 14, 2021. Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 18, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Kenova, of which he was a member, with Pastor David Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Jamie was born July 6, 1961 in Huntington a son of the late Orval “Jack” and Arlene Burdette Blankenship. He was a former salesman with Clayton Homes and present owner of Rocky Tops Pizza in Kenova. Jamie was an avid Marshall Fan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Cline and Virgie Blankenship; maternal grandparents J.B. and Bernice Tanner; two brothers Randy Blankenship and Robert “Bobby Jack” Blankenship; two special aunts Peggy Turman and Marlene Crook (Carly) and father-in-law David Akers. Survivors include his beloved wife Jeannette Akers Blankenship; precious daughter April Blankenship (Marshall Young); special cousin, whom he considered more like a sister, Angela Adams (Bruce); three aunts Mary Cussick (Jack), Jennifer Tanner and Sue Russell and two nieces Tracy Arthur and Renee Law (Paul). He is also survived by his mother-in-law Annette Akers; brother and sister-in-law David Akers (Pam); two nieces Cassidy Adkins (T.J.) and Whitney Buck (Ryan); two nephews Dr. Brad Akers (Breanne) and Zachary Akers (Amanda); a host of great nieces and nephews and two special friends Mike Brumfield (Mandy) and Jeff Barrett. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday, January 18, 2021 at the church. Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is assisting the family. Social distancing and mask will be required. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.