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Joey Blankenship

June 13, 1964 — March 22, 2024

Easley, South Carolina

Joey Blankenship, husband of Kelli Blankenship, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 22, 2024 at the age of 59. He was the son of Fairfax Nettles (Texas). He left this world surrounded by his loving family and friends after bravely fighting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Joey is survived by his wife, Kelli Blankenship, daughter Kaitlin Deuerling (Jonah) of Charleston, son Clay Blankenship (Colorado), granddaughter Sarah Kate (Charleston), his sister Lisa Davis (Danny) Orangeburg. Joey loved his brothers-in-law and their families.  He also was influenced and loved dearly by the Julian family in Garner, NC.  
Joey graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science, and he went on to pursue a successful career in Software Development. His dedication, hard work, and kindness touched the lives of many.
He will be remembered for his love for God, his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life drop-in will be held at the home on Monday, March 25, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. All who knew and loved Joey are welcome to attend and pay their respects.  For additional information you can contact Kaitlin Deuerling at (864) 650-6262.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Clinic in Greenville, SC or Crescent Hospice of Greenville. We’d like to thank all of those involved with Joey’s care – he thought the world of you all.
Though Joey may be gone from our sight, his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
Rest in peace, Joey. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
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