UPDATED: Fri. Aug. 15 3:41 p.m.
ROSEBUD, Mo. - Christopher Tyler Blankenship, 38, of Rosebud, Mo. passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur from injuries in a dirt bike crash.
Chris was known by most as "Short," a nickname given to him by his brother Justin "Bink" when he was a toddler. However, once they were older the name was actually more suitable for Bink.
Short graduated from Owensville High School in 1994. He was united in marriage on October 6, 2001 at St. John's United Church of Christ in Bem to Crystal Cahill. They have two children, Macen Noall, 11 and Kate Gracyn, 8.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bem and a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He was an assistant coach for 6th grade Dutchmen Youth Football and spent many hours helping various local organizations in Owensville and Rosebud.