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John Wallace Blevins

Birth
Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Death 14 Mar 2012 (aged 82)
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Chilhowie, Smyth County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 86861378 · View Source
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CHILHOWIE, Va. John Wallace Blevins, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va. He was born on June 9, 1929, a son of Eve and Lucy Collins Blevins. Wallace was married to Erma Greer Blevins for over 60 years. He had retired from Brunswick Corporation after 37 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Rouse. He was a lifelong member of Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife, Nora Ermalee Greer Blevins; one son, John Wallace Blevins Jr. and wife, Kathy; two daughters, Freda Odum and husband, Robert, and Kathy Haynes and husband, Roger; a son-in-law, Mike Rouse; eight grandchildren, Stacy Cornwell and Ben, Jessica Hill and Travis, Kevin Blevins and Scarlet, Jonathan Haynes and Jessica, Josh Rouse, Lucas Odum and Cami, Joseph Haynes and Tessa, and Kelly Dancy and Joseph; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Earl and Joyce Blevins; his sisters, Elizabeth and Gilbert Blevins, Shirley and David Cole, and Olivine and Sherman Frye; three sisters-in-law, Mary Blevins, Irene and Harold Wilson, and Lois Tinker Cannon. The family sends a special thanks to the staff of Fresenius Dialysis Center and the Smyth County Ambulance Service. Funeral services for Mr. Blevins will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Wesley Eller and the Rev. Bob Steele officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations can be made to the Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o The Bank Of Marion: PO Box 1067, Marion, VA 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com Bradley's Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the family.

Published in Bristol Herald Courier from March 15 to March 16, 2012


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  • Created by: Vernon Miller
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86861378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wallace Blevins (9 Jun 1929–14 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86861378, citing Cleghorn Baptist Church Cemetery, Chilhowie, Smyth County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vernon Miller (contributor 47101395) .