Roger Catman Blankenship

March 6, 1948 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 74)


Roger “Catman” Blankenship 74, of Phelps, Ky., passed away April 03, 2022, at his residence.  He was born March 06, 1948, to the late Tommy and Mary Blankenship.  He is also preceded by his wife Shirley Estep Blankenship.  Two Daughters, Vivian, and Katrina “Susie” Blankenship.  Three brothers, Garfield, Donnie, and Clayton.  Two sisters, Gladys Estep, and Stella Blankenship. 


Roger was a huge fan of Country & Bluegrass music.  He had been a member of Thomas DeVenny Lodge #928 of Freeburn, Ky.  He was a retired coal miner.  Also, a member of the UMWA.  A member of the National Rifle Association.  Roger enjoyed woodworking, and mechanic work.  He served in the Armed Forces from 1968-1970. 


Roger leaves to mourn his passing, a companion, Donna Gail Sullivan of Phelps, Ky.  One son, Marvin Blankenship also of Phelps.  Two Special daughters, Nicki Sanders, and Charlotte Dotson, both of Phelps.  One brother, Carl Blankenship of Phelps.  Two sisters, Gearline Stevens, and Karen Blankenship both of Phelps.  Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 


The family will begin receiving friends at 6:00 P.M. April 8th, 2022, at the Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, Ky.  Special services start at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Larry Blackburn officiating.  Funeral Service will be at 1:00 P.M. April 9th, 2022, at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at the Carl Blankenship Cemetery in Jamboree.   

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Ky.  Our guestbook may be viewed at

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April 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
April 9, 2022

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

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