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Coby Lane Markham

August 20, 1994 — February 25, 2020

Coby Lane Markham

Coby Lane Markham, 25, passed away at his residence in South Boston on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, after a years-long battle with addiction. He was born on August 20, 1994, in Danville, VA. He is the son of Donna and Shane Markham and brother of Jakob Markham. He is survived by his grandfather, Nick Markham (wife Patricia) of Forest, VA; and a great grandfather, Hobart Markham of Bedford, VA. He is additionally survived by his aunts and uncles Dawn & David Morton of Hubert, NC; Doreen Dennis Gaines of Ramseur, NC; Daryl & Karen Dennis of Wytheville, VA; Deena Dennis McClanahan of Richlands, NC; Danielle Dennis Scott of Rhoadesville, VA; and 13 cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Jewel Martin Markham, Gloria Thach Dennis and Robert Dennis and 1 cousin Drew Morton. Coby was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He graduated from Halifax County High School in 2012 and spent the next 4 years pursuing a degree in Industrial Technologies at Old Dominion University. He was a lifelong fan of the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Washington Redskins. He loved and excelled in various athletics, especially football, where he was an all-district performer. A daredevil from the time he could crawl, he spent countless hours on rollerblades, skateboards and snowboards. He most enjoyed riding his skim board at sunset whether at Virginia Beach or Emerald Isle. He was in the ODU Ski Club and traveled to ski resorts in Colorado and Quebec to snowboard. Coby was known most for his smile, a smile that was contagious to everyone he met. He was kindhearted and generous to everyone and maintained friendships with people of all ages, races and walks of life. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 29 at Grace Baptist Church in Virgilina with Pastor Jack Stewart officiating.

Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Durham Rescue Mission.

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