Kent Steven Blankenship

Kent Steven Blankenship, age 61, passed away at his home in Clinton, MS on Sunday, July 25, 2021. He was born October 27, 1959 in Dallas, TX to Ottis Farrell Blankenship and Joann Oakey Blankenship.

Kent graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1977, and went on to play football at PRCC and Mississippi College. He later graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with an Undergraduate and Masterís degree in Accounting.
  
He lived the majority of his life in Hattiesburg, MS, where he worked as an insurance agent for Blue Cross Blue Shield of MS. While in Hattiesburg, Kent enjoyed many years of coaching his boys and attending any and all sporting events. Later in life, he moved to Clinton, MS where he worked in the grocery business.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ottis Farrell Blankenship.

He is survived by his three sons, Chase Blankenship (Amanda), Tyler Blankenship (Angela), and Jordan Blankenship, all of Hattiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Jack, Luke and Claire Blankenship; mother, Joann Oakey Blankenship of Clinton, MS; twin brother, Kevin Blankenship (Silvia) of Hattiesburg, MS; brother, Kirk Blankenship (Maria) of Brandon, MS, sister, Kellie Blankenship Tadlock (Keith) of Jackson, MS, and a niece and a nephew.
 
There will be a graveside service at Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg, MS on Wednesday July 28th at 1:00 PM.