Ricky Lee Blankenship, 60, of Kopperston, WV, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, WV. He was born on April 5, 1961 in Lynco, WV a son of the late Bruce “Sam” and Freda Mae Massey Blankenship. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters Tina Toler and Lisa Vance. Survivors include his loving wife Valarie Blankenship a daughter Angel Nicole Cline and husband Billy of Pineville two sons Michael Channing Lambert of Oceana and Isaiah Mitchell Lambert of Pineville a brother Tommy Blankenship and wife Ella of Lynco two grandchildren Emily LaShawnda Reed and Christopher Eithen Reed and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 30th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Bro. Bill Massey and Bro. Jackie Buckland officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.