Scott “Cooty” Blankenship, age 50, of Clarksville, Virginia passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020. He was born November 12, 1969 in Halifax County, Virginia.
He was a Log Truck Driver and graduated with honors from the Tractor Trailer Program. He was very talented and had a gift for painting oil paintings. Scott was an excellent drummer and could easily learn to play a song after only listening to it a couple of times. He will be remembered for his love of music and stereos and every vehicle had to have a new system that could be heard for miles. He enjoyed spending time with his cousin every weekend working on his ’77 pickup. He also enjoyed playing cornhole with his friends. Scott loved his family, friends and especially his “Hunny Bunny.”
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Marjorie Palmer and his paternal grandparents, Rayvon and Viola Blankenship.
Scott is survived by his wife, April Snead Blankenship; father, Kenny Blankenship of Chase City; mother, Connie Lawson (Donnie) of Drakes Branch, VA; son, Dylan Martin of Halifax, VA; sister, Julie Bailey of Chase City; niece, Autumn Bailey; nephew, Colby Bailey; special cousin and friend, Wade Wilson; and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Scott’s memory to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038, www.afsp.donordrive.com or to a local Alcohol Awareness Program. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City, VA will be handling the arrangements.