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Blake Swearingen

August 20, 1973 — December 30, 2022

Colonial Heights

Blake Swearingen, of Colonial Heights, died unexpectedly on December 30th, 2022. He was only 49 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death. Blake was born on August 20, 1973 and lived in Colonial Heights for most of his life.

Blake was a Real Estate Appraiser, Broker and Business owner working in the family business, Swearingen Realty for over 25 years. In addition, he was the Vice President and Board Member of Colonial Heights Development and a member of the Colonial Heights Board of Equalization. He was highly respected by his peers in the Real estate Industry. People that know Blake describe him as an outstanding member of the community being friendly, easy going, extremely likeable and open to conversation.

Blake was a loving husband and father, a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. He was always on the go with many activities and hobbies, such as riding motorcycles, kiteboarding, snow skiing, firearms, and cruising around in the golf cart, but what he lived for most was spending every minute he could with his family and friends.

In the words of his 9-year-old son, “He was always a good father. He played with me... He always followed my dreams and provided equipment for my sports…always tried to spend time with me and was always trying to help me with stuff and always helping me fix stuff if I needed it. And also got anything I wanted from Pokémon, Xbox games, and etc.”

Blake is survived by his Wife, Candice; Son, Jett; Mother, Doris; Father, Ted; Brother, Ted Jr.; Aunts, Marie Richardson and Charlotte; Cousins, Tami and Sandee; an abundance of friends; and Charlie Doodle, his favorite dog. We will miss Blake more than words can say.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 with the Reverend Jason Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 W. Hundred Road Chester, Virginia 23831. The family will receive friends from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the City of Colonial Heights Recreation Department, P.O. Box 3401 Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834, or to the Colonial Heights High School Athletic Department, 3600 Conduit Road Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

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