Woodgrain 02

Byron "Barney" Blankenbaker

January 30, 1937 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 85)


Byron “Barney” Blankenbaker, age 85, a resident of Pennville, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Persimmon Ridge in Portland. 

          Barney was born on January 30, 1937, in rural Jay County, the son of O.B. “Bill” and Cornelia (Fenton) Blankenbaker.  He graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1955 and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Barney worked for Fenters Boneless Beef in Pennville for 24 years and managed The Meadows Apartments in Pennville.  He co-owned Blankenbakers Corner Store and CB&C Pizza in Pennville for 33 years. 

          Barney was a talented artist and woodworker.  He enjoyed hunting, western movies, collecting and swapping stories with others.

          Survivors include:

          His children:  Barry Blankenbaker – Pennville, Indiana

                              Dean Blankenbaker – Bakersfield, California

                              Rita Dunn (husband Dr. Tom) – Portland, Indiana

                              Ty Blankenbaker (wife Teigha) – Marietta, Georgia

          Grandchildren:  Dr. Caitlin Dunn-Fletcher (husband Dr. Jon) – Dallas, Texas

                                Thomas “Trey” Dunn III (wife Jacquelyn) – Indianapolis, Indiana

                               Trevor Blankenbaker - Pennville, Indiana 

                                Alexander Dunn – Whitsett, North Carolina

                               Catherine Dunn – Carbondale, Illinois

                              Claudia Blankenbaker – Marietta, Georgia

                              Claire Blankenbaker – Marietta, Georgia

                              Lucas Blankenbaker – Marietta, Georgia

          Nephews:  Doug Blankenbaker and John Blankenbaker (wife Jackie)

          He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill Blankenbaker and sister-in-law MariLynn Blankenbaker.          

          Private graveside services will be held on Friday at Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery in Dunkirk, Indiana.

          Memorials may be directed towards Pennville Community Center. 

          Arrangements entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. 

          Online condolences may be sent to www.williamsonspencer.com.

To send flowers to Byron "Barney" Blankenbaker's family, please visit our floral store.


Private Graveside

Dunkirk IOOF Cemetery

© 2022 Williamson Spencer & Penrod Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility