Rev Dexter Blevins

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Rev Dexter Blevins

  • Birth 13 Oct 1919 Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 2 Aug 2011 Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 74398608

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


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  • Created by: DogMama08
  • Added: 3 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74398608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Dexter Blevins (13 Oct 1919–2 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74398608, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by DogMama08 (contributor 47394092) .