Dennis Buck “Denny” Blount, 36, of Wolf Point died Nov. 29, 2022.
He was born to George William Blount III and Candace J. Duboise on Aug. 21, 1986, in Wolf Point. He was raised in Frazer, where he sported Bearcub blue until he was a junior in high school. He then transferred to Wolf Point High School where he excelled academically and played football and basketball.
When tragedy struck on Sept. 11, 2001, he knew he wanted to serve and fight for his country. After graduating from high school in 2004, he joined the United States Marine Corps, making his commitment at the early age of 17. Accompanying him on his journey were four of his friends and classmates, Daniel Castaneda, Orin Cantrell, Frank Damon and Frankie Archdale. He successfully completed boot camp at Camp Pendleton, in Oceanside, Calif. He served two tours in Iraq as an infantry soldier. He devoted his life to being a Marine and loving the country he unselfishly served. The trauma Denny experienced while on deployment stayed with him. However, remembering the good memories, lifelong friendships and his service to this country alleviated some of his combat fatigue. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps on Oct. 16, 2011.
He obtained his commercial driver’s license and worked several jobs as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver and laborer. His latest employer was Knife River Construction in Billings. He was always working and, if he wasn’t working, he was hunting or fishing. He was a true outdoorsman.
He never stayed idle long.