Byron Cecil 'Barney' Blevins Jr., Col. U.S. Army Retired, 76, of Knoxville, TN, passed away suddenly Monday morning, June 13, 2011.
Col. Blevins was a graduate of East High School and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and retired after twenty years of service.
Col. Blevins was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Cecil Blevins, Sr. and Vivian Hux Blevins.
He is survived by his brother, Stacy Blevins, of Knoxville, TN; and sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Winfred Davis, of Jacksonville, FL; nephews, Sean Davis and Justin Davis; niece, Melissa Davis; special friends, Joe and Phyllis Edington, and Kay Long, all of Knoxville, TN.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel.
Family and friends will gather at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the East Tennessee State Veterans' Cemetery, for graveside services with full military honors conferred by the U S Army.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Blevins family.