David Scott Blankenship

June 25, 1955 - July 27, 2019

David Scott Blankenship, 64, of Corbin passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, at his home. Born June 25, 1955, he was the son of the late Golden and Mary Jo Blankenship.

David had worked at U.S. Steel/Arch Mineral in Corbin and at American Greetings. He was a life-long member of UMWA. His love of photography led him to capture many beautiful nature, wildlife, and portrait images for all to enjoy. This love of photography led him to start his own business, “Creative Images Photography.” His motto “We remember our lives in photographs. . .” guided his work.

His true passion was his family. He enjoyed camping, family gatherings, and cooking outdoors.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Trudy Blankenship; son, Joshua Blankenship; daughter, Jessica Dillon and husband James; two grandchildren: Jackson Patrick and Savanah Blankenship; four siblings: Jerry Blankenship and wife Schann, Douglas Blankenship and wife Linda, Steve Blankenship and wife Carolyn, and Susan Cunigan and husband Bryan. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends, as well as his best furry friend, Lyric. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens with Joshua Blankenship, James Dillon, Bryan Cunigan, Kelly Blankenship, Ralph Hoskins, and Shawn Rogers serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 P.M. Tuesday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for this evil disease.

  1. Angela & Robert Mulligan Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deeply sorry for your loss.

  2. Alvin Marcus Reply

    David was my friend since 8th grade.
    We used to rebuild bycicles when we were young. When we were older we backpacked,rock climbed,went canoeing,and went caving. He was my friend…he was my Brother. Trudy, I’m praying for you guys and I love you. I’m here if you need me.
    Always. Alvin.

  3. Russell & Patricia Ott Reply

    Steve,
    Both you and your family are in Our thoughts and prayers. We are deeply saddened by your great loss, but rest assured that he is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  4. Kelly and Mike Bonzo Reply

    Keeping you close in caring thought and prayers. Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. We will always remember all the great times we had together with you all.

  5. Sharon Storm Reply

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you. It was 4 years today, 30th ,that Phil passed..

  6. Connie Parker Sweet Reply

    So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing.
    Prayers to you all your family

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