Richard Dale Blank

December 21, 1926 - July 27, 2012
Richard Dale Blank


Richard D. Blank, 85, of Wilmington, NC passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Marion, Ohio on December 21, 1926, the son of the late Robert and Esther Blank. He is survived by his wife, Joan, of 46 years. Surviving are sons, Douglas Blank and wife, Carlotta, Wilmington, NC, Tony Thomas and wife, Mary, Columbus, Ohio, Tim Thomas and wife Sue of Findlay, Ohio, Daughters, Rebecca Porterfield, Wilmington, NC, Theresa Star Retterer, Marion, Ohio, Pamela Boyd,. Venice, Fl, Michelle Wall and husband Fred, Wilmington, NC. He is also survived by sisters, Patricia Davids and spouse, Howard Davids of Marion, Ohio, Phyllis Elders (deceased spouse, Tyson), Mary Lou Witmer and husband, John of Purcellville, VA, sister-in-law Joanne Blank (deceased spouse, James Blank and Richard’s brother of Marion, Ohio. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.ll

Richard graduated from Pleasant High School, Ohio. He spent many years in retail and in his sparetime building furniture, rebuilding homes and riding his motorcycle across the country numerous times. He was a fun loving man who totally loved his family and enjoyed life. He will be missed by all.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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