Walter Floyd 'W. F.' Blevins, 82, of Shady Valley, TN,
went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 21,
2012, at his residence. He was born October 25, 1929, to
the late Dennis O. Blevins and Ethel Rose McNeil Blevins,
in Shady Valley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his wife, Barbara Jean Wallace Blevins, in 2004; and
sisters, Margie Reeves and Nancy Blevins.
W.F. was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He
retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation
with 27 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and was a
loving father and grandfather and will truly be missed.
W.F. was a member of Crandall Church of Christ.
Survivors include, daughters, Melissa Arney and husband
Dean, of Mountain City, TN, and Melinda Bright and husband
David, of Limestone, TN; sons, Travis Blevins and wife
Karen, Perry Blevins, and Keenan Blevins and wife Robin,
all of Shady Valley, TN; granddaughters, Belle Bright, and
Brandi Turner and husband James; grandson, Chad Arney and
fiancé Cayla Lewis and David Bright, Jr.; sisters, Conna
Lee Blevins and Peggy Dugger; brothers, Clay Neil Blevins,
Ned Blevins, Bobby Jack Blevins, Kenneth Blevins, Leon
Blevins, and Forrest Blevins; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the home 4150 Hwy 133,
Shady Valley, TN 37688.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.,
Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Crandall Church of Christ,
with funeral service to follow at 4 p.m., with Vergil
Cretsinger, Minister to officiate.
Graveside service and interment will follow from the
Blevins Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by
Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be grandsons
and nephews. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Blevins, Kent
Earnest, and Hunter Blevins.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Shady Valley
Fire Dept. c/o Conley Gentry 340 Walker Rd., Shady Valley,
The family expresses special thanks to Bonnie Parsons and
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