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Mr. J.D. Blevins, age 85, of 4340 Taylors Valley Road, Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee. J. D. was born February 23, 1929 in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee to the late Della Cole Blevins and Wesley James Blevins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Blevins, in 1987 and ten brothers and sisters. Mr. Blevins was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Korea and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was lifelong member of State Line Baptist Church and a graduate of Damascus High School. He was an original member of Gee Haw portraying Junior Samples character. His hobbies included bluegrass music, singing and farming. Also, he was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include: daughter: Patricia “Sis” Carlton and husband Howard, Mountain City, TN; sons: Max Blevins, Sr. and wife Jeannie; Darrell Blevins of Abingdon, VA; grandchildren: Max Blevins, Jr. and wife Jill, Emily Blevins, Sara Grace Carlton and McLain Carlton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for J. D. Blevins were conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Mr. Mike Icenhour officiating. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Military graveside service was held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in State Line Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Howard Carlton, McLain Carlton, Max Blevins, Jr., Clay Wilson, Harold Huggins, Van Neely, Clark Mixon, Paul Ward and Darrell Blevins. Honorary pallbearers were Kerry Gentry, Stacy Greer and the entire cast of Gee Haw.
A special thanks to Daniel Jones and McCave Rehab, Veterans Administration, Sycamore Shoals and Thelma Lipford, special friend and caretaker.
Friends my call at the residence of his daughter, Patricia Carlton, 639 Mink Hills Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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Professional services for “J.D.” Blevins family are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, 300 West Main Street, Mountain City, Tennessee, 37683.