David E. Blevins, 85
David E. Blevins, 85 of West Portsmouth died Monday, May 24, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born April 24, 1936 in Scioto County to the late Elisha and Emma Fite Blevins. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Craig Blevins, a brother, Oscar Blevins, and 4 sisters; Charlotte Parker, Loretta Evans, Catherine Goins, and Irene Nelson.
David was a pastor at the Friendship Church of God for 30 years, worked for the Portsmouth Daily Times and retired from the Columbus Dispatch. He was a member of the Ani-Tsa ‘lagi Cherokee Nation.
David is survived by his wife, Julia Malissa Evans Blevins whom he married October 8, 1955, 4 sons; David Wayne (Robin) Blevins, Randall (Tina) Blevins, Roger (Cindy) Blevins, and Keith (Debra) Blevins, 6 grandchildren; Malissa Sarver, Roger Blevins Jr., Keith Mitchell Blevins II, David Sanford Blevins, Richard Craig Blevins, and Victoria Blevins, and 9 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with David S. Evans officiating and interment in Drake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8:00 PM on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.
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