Estill Blevins, 84, North Manchester, passed away on Aug. 12 at 3:25 p.m. at his residence.
He was born Dec. 1, 1928 in Floyd County, Ky. To Frank and Vina (Tackett) Blevins. Estill loved spending time with family and friends. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. He loved to hunt with his sons. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Estill married Joyce Spriggs on March 13, 1954. She died Oct. 23, 2004. He retired from Controls Company of America, North Manchester, in 1968. He was the owner of Blevins CB Sales and Service, North Manchester, from 1974-1978. He then owned Blevins Produce from 1978-2004, and also sold fishing bait from his home for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Eddie Ray Blevins, North Manchester and Elmer Collins, Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Patricia Ann Blevins, Laketon, Grace Marie (Ty) Miller, North Manchester, and Michelle (Bret) Bechtold, North Manchester; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Blevins, North Manchester; two brothers, Elmer Blevins, North Manchester and Charles Blevins, Portsmouth, Ohio; two sisters, Minnie Nickels, North Manchester and Betty Perry, Omar, W.V.; along with 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons and two brothers.
A funeral service was held Aug. 16 at McKee Mortuary, officiated by Pastor J.P. Freeman. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery.