, 2023-04-26 09:35:28,
Scott “Scottie” James Blount passed away peacefully on April 17th, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with late-stage cancer. He was born at Tillamook General Hospital on October 12, 1982. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up in a large extended family with multiple grandparents, aunts, uncles, and lots of cousins whom he loved dearly.
Scottie was a natural athlete growing up. He loved football and basketball, but basketball was his favorite. His teammates and coaches can attest to his strong passion on the court. In high school he participated in wrestling, cheer squad, and football. He was a smooth mover on the dance floor, and in school and life, he was everyone’s friend.
After graduating from Tillamook High School in 2001 he moved to Salem to attend Chemeketa Community College (CCC). He stayed at CCC for a term or two before working various starter jobs in Salem for a couple of years. After moving back to Tillamook, he worked for several employers, and lived with various friends and family.
He joined Hampton Lumber in 2007 and was laid off in the summer of 2008 when the mill closed an entire shift. He worked at Tillamook Country Smoker, The Fern, and Subway before bartending at the Timeout Tavern for a few years. He had some great times working at the tavern with his sister, Malissa, and other family members. He eventually re-joined Hampton Lumber, in 2013, where he worked in the planer until his cancer diagnosis in November of last year.
In late 2010 Scottie began dating his soulmate, and the love of his life – Talia Dillenburg. Scott, Talia, and Uriah (8-months old) became an instant family. In 2013, they welcomed their second son, Vinny. In 2018, their daughter, Norene was born, completing their family of five. Talia also has a large extended family, giving them and their kids a wonderful community in Tillamook.
Scottie loved being with Talia and his kids. He was the kind of dad who always jumped right in to play with the kids or be silly. He was happy to let Norene paint his toe nails a rainbow of colors. He loved helping coach Uriah and Vinny’s sports teams. He also loved being with all his and Talia’s extended family. He was all about family. There was nothing more important to him than Talia, Uriah, Vinny, and Norene.
In his younger years he enjoyed clamming with his oldest brother, Vince, whom he lived with during his teen years. In his 20’s he enjoyed snowboarding and had some epic trips with…
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