John Curtis Blankenship

John Curtis Blankenship


John “Curtis” Blankenship passed away on July, 4th 2021.

Curtis was born on March 8, 1979 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Raised in Moore, Oklahoma, Curtis attended both Moore and West Moore High Schools. He went on to earn his B.A. in Journalism from The University of Central Oklahoma. After graduating from college, Curtis followed in his father’s footsteps and opened an Energy Services company, Digital Networks, LLC.

Curtis loved his Sooners, soccer, and golf. As a kid, he was active in soccer and in his early days playing golf, his first par from the adult tee was on a par three at Broadmoore Golf course in 1985. He went on to become a scratch golfer and achieved 2 hole in one’s! He loved following the Sooners football team and playing golf, particularly trying to perfect his swing to emulate Fred Couples, his favorite golfer. Curtis lived for playing golf and watching the Sooner’s with his dad, brother, his children and friends.

Curtis is survived by his Parents, Johnny “Craig” Blankenship, Tammy Haslam Blankenship, his Brother, Brandon “Clint”Blankenship and his wife, Melanie Holleyman Blankenship, and his three children Hayden Blankenship, Haylee Blankenship and Caleb Blankenship.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at Gracelawn Cemetery Edmond, OK.

17 thoughts on “John Curtis Blankenship”

  1. Marco Arzate

    You were a very special man with a great heart. You will be missed brother. I’ll never forget the goodtimes. Can’t wait to play golf again on the other side. Maybe I’ll beat cha one day 🙂 love ya bro. FLY HIGH 🙌

  2. I am so sad I won’t be able to attend, I’ll be out of town. Curt – I’ll always remember you were my first boyfriend at Central elementary. 4th grade Ms Covington’s class!! I’m glad we always remained friends through the years. RIP my sweet friend.

  3. The Double’s

    We are very sorry for the family’s loss and our love and prayers are with you all. GODs speed.


    We are shocked and saddened to hear about Curtis. He was a special young man with a very kind and generous spirit. Sending love, peace and prayers to family and friends.

  5. Karen & Danny Cunningham

    My heart goes out to you two, his kids and all family and friends of his. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Brenda Ireton

    Curtis was a very kind, generous and fun guy. Was a good friend and gotta add he loved the Thunder. We bonded with that. My heart hurts he is gone. May God give comfort to all who love him. Especially them kids. Greatful for the memories. Wish I could be there. Love and prayers, Brenda

  7. Mike and Sheralyn King

    I am so sorry to hear this, Tammy and Craig. Prayers for all of you that God stays close and holds you tight.

  8. Anonymous

    Tony Robinson: My condolences goes out to all of Curt’s family and friends. I’ve never seen him without his smile!

  9. Kirk Flowers

    Curtis, I don’t know what to say! You were one of my closest friends growing up and even though we grew apart a little in our older age I still consider you one of my best friends and one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life! I’m sorry that I never reached out to you in recent years but I know one day I’ll see you in heaven, I just hope I’ll be able to recognize you.
    Love you forever my old friend!

    1. Craig Blankenship

      I will never forget the night you played Alberta in the middle of the night over on F dock at Alberta Creek Marina. One of the best times I ever had in my entire life! Thanks for coming to see Curt one last time.

  10. Misty Merrill

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God comfort you and see you all through.

  11. Craig Blankenship

    My personal thanks to everyone. I just now came across this page. Curt had a lot of friends and always seemed happy. I stayed very close with him and had no idea he felt like he did. Of course, his family, mother, children and brother Clint are devastated and I am coping the best I can. I feel like maybe I didn’t communicate the right way or would have known what was going on inside him. His ex wife and mother of Hayden and Haylee was brutally murdered 5 months earlier and that had been weighing on Curt. I know he is at peace now. Thank you all.

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