Mr. James E. Blankenship, age 63, of Lafayette, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. Funeral services for James Blankenship are scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11 AM from The Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Wix officiating. Interment will follow in the Haysville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 10 AM until 8 PM, and on Thursday, from 8 AM until service time at 11 AM. Family respectfully request that donations be made towards the funeral expense. James E. Blankenship was preceded in death by Grandson, James Dylan Blankenship; Mother, Bonnie Driver Cates; Father, Travis Blankenship; Brother, Anthony Blankenship; Sister, Wanda Love; Father and Mother-in-law, David and Jane Hathaway. James Blankenship is survived by; Wife, Karen Hathaway Blankenship Daughters, Janet Wilson and husband, Mike Janice Anderson and husband, John Racheal Bowling and husband, Willie Aimie Kaiser and fiancé, Gelacio Zamora Sons, Chad Blankenship Michael Kaiser and wife, Erica Siblings, David Blankenship and wife, Judy Timothy Blankenship and wife, Penny Annette Taylor and companion, Alan Dixon Grandchildren, David Anderson Hunter Anderson Madison Anderson Lane Wilson Dalton Wilson Brooklyn McCormack Kristina McCormack Kelsey Baker Morgan Blankenship Chris Bowling Chelsey Bowling Jacob Kaiser Abigail Kaiser Makenzie Zamora Gianna Zamora Kiki Zamora Alex Zamora Marcos Zamora Thirteen Great-Grandchildren also survive.