Clifford James Blankenship, 71, of Texas City passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Houston National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City.

Clifford was born September 24, 1947 in Smithville, Texas. He was a graduate of Texas City High School Class of 1966. He was a Charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Clifford served two tours in Vietnam with the US Navy on the USS Canberra.

Survivors include parents, James and Dorothy Blankenship; sons, Troy James Blankenship and wife Stacy, and Bradley Daniel Blankenship; grandchildren, Tyler James Blankenship, Trevor Daniel Blankenship and Sage Marie Blankenship, other relatives and friends.

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