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Rev Dexter Blevins
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1919
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 2011
Norman
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA

Reverend Dexter Blevins, 91, died August 2, 2011. Dexter was born October 13, 1919, in Nubbin Hill AR, a 15-pound baby, born to 96-pound mother Maude Blevins and father Stuart Blevins. He was one of 7 children raised in a cabin home without electricity or running water, but with an abundance of love. He earned a GED in 1947,; a BA from Ouachita Baptist in 1951, a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Seminary School in 1954, an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2003 from Mid-America Christian University--but insisted on not being referred to as Dr. Blevins. Dexter served in WWII until 1945 and retired Major after 20 years in Army and National Guard. During this time he began his ministry where he served an astounding 60 years. He was the pastor in Canton TX and Prescott, Hope, Malvern, and Hot Springs AR. He moved the family to Norman OK in 1963 where he was the pastor at Trinity Baptist for 17 years. He continued preaching revivals and on an interim basis at various smaller churches until he was 85.

He lost wife Claudine on November 29, 2005, after an incredible bond of Christian love of almost 60 years. Claudine often told us boys, "Your dad is the greatest man in the world." His priorities were simple: God, family, and service to others. His family adored, respected, and was proud of him beyond words. He was humble, never spoke ill of people, and had legions of loyal friends and literally no enemies. The mention of his name brought smiles to so many. He loved sports, was a prankster, and married over 6,000 people and buried thousands.

Rev. Blevins is survived by sons Paul and wife Tina, Bill and wife Marsha, Dean and wife Sarah and baby sister Annie Maude Steede; and grandchildren Britney and husband David Warden, Brandon Blevins, Carson Blevins, Chris and Ross Gilbert, Erin and husband Teddy Lehman, Wes Davis and wife Brandi.

Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman OK
 
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Norman
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 03, 2011
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Rev Dexter Blevins
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He laid down his cross and picked up his crown of glory on August 2, 2011. "We mourn the loss of his company, but have the greatest reason to hope that he has changed this life for a world in which he will be free from pain and sorrow, joined with glorifi...(Read more)
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 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
Life is but a stopping place. A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay... Our destination is ...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.
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