William D. “Buddy” Blankenship, of Vonore, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at his home. He was a member of Vonore Baptist Church.

He was 73 years old.

Preceded in death by: his wife, Rosa Butler Blankenship; parents, Bob and Pauline Holloway Blankenship; brother, Ralph Blankenship; sister and brother-in-law, Fannie and Whistle Jones; brother-in-law, Harold Atkins.

Survivors include: his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Greg Moses;

Grandchildren, Caston Moses, MacKenzie Moses;

Great-granddaughter, Summer Ann;

Sister, Joyce Atkins;

Brother and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Faye Blankenship, Dot Blankenship;

Several nieces and nephews;

Former spouse, Marilyn Shaw.

We want to say a special “thank you” to Marilyn Shaw for the care and compassion given to us.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in Biereley-Hale Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Collins and the Rev. Lon Wayne Stamey officiating. Interment was held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Vonore Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Straightway Ministry, Inc., P.O. Box 232, Englewood, TN 37329, or to Vonore Baptist Cemetery Fund, 714 Church St., Vonore, TN 37885.