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Walter Floyd ”W. F.” Blevins, age 82, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, 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 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 received friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Crandall Church of Christ with funeral service following at 4 p.m. with Vergil Cretsinger, minister, officiating. Graveside service and interment followed from the Blevins Cemetery. Military Rites were conducted by Johnson County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were 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, TN 37688.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home 4150 Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN 37688.
The family expresses special thanks to Bonnie Parsons and Jack Blevins.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at
The family of Walter Floyd ‘W.F.’ Blevins has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.