Chilhowie, VA John Wallace Blevins, 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.
He was a lifelong member of Cleghorn Valley Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Rouse.
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; eighteen 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.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the church.
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.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 17, 2012, 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