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Irvin Carl Blevins, 84, of Bristol, TN, passed away
peacefully on Monday, October 22, 2012, at Wellmont
He was born July 5, 1928, a son of the late Aaron Walter
Blevins and Ella Arnold Blevins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his wife of 51 years, Ada Anna Blevins; one brother; and
Irvin was a fine Southern Gentleman, who always thought of
others, shared with others, did for those in need, had a
great love of animals and lived each day completely. He
retired from Eastern Concrete Products Inc., where he was
a Plant Manager. He was a member of the Tennessee Road
Builders Association, a former President of the Tennessee
Prestress Association, former member of Kingsport Shrine
Club and Jericho Temple. He was also active in the Amateur
Trapshooting Association, Gun Club, Sharp shooting and
Deer Hunting. Irvin was a veteran having served his
country in the US Army, 25th Infantry during the Korean
War. He was awarded the CIB UN Svc Medal, Korean Svc
Medal, 1 Bz Svc Star, National DEF Svc Medal, 1 O/S Bar
and Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of South Bristol
United Methodist Church. Living and working most of his
life in Kingsport, TN, Irvin enjoyed his 'Golden Years'
living at Broadmore Senior Living in Bristol, TN, making
many friends, enjoying life each day, and having a great
He is survived by nieces, Charlene C. Damron, of Nashville,
TN, Carolyn C. Slagle and Cynthia Greene, of Bristol, TN;
and nephew Curtis Burnette, of Bristol, TN; and several
great nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday,
October 28, 2012, in the Heritage Chapel of Memories at
Glenwood Cemetery, with Dr. Charles Ledger officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Curtis Burnette, Paul Damron,
John Harrington, Bob Slagle, Herman Foster, Bill Stephenson
James Lester and Frank Shelley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to
South Bristol United Methodist Church, 1809 Southside Ave.,
Bristol, TN 37620.
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Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge.