Obituary for Roy Wayne "Sam" Blevins
Roy Wayne “Sam” Blevins, age 71, of the Sweet Hollow community, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 7, 1946, in Washington County, Va., to the late Ray K. Blevins and Lena Vivian Holman Blevins. Sam was a lifelong resident of the area and was a retired inspector from Columbus-McKinnon Corporation after 41 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Sam was a practical jokester while at work and a friend to all he met.
He was a member of Alvarado Bible Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Woods Blevins; two children, Gary Blevins and wife, Kim of Bristol, Tenn., and Vickie Moore and husband, Tim of Bristol, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jessica Seymore and husband, Devin, Ray Blevins, and Amanda Henegar and husband, John; two sisters, Sandra Gobble and husband, Junior of Abingdon, Va. and Peggy Cox of Bristol, Va., one brother, David “Buster” Blevins and wife, Sandy of Bristol, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery, Alvarado community, with Pastor Tony Woods officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to gather at the cemetery by 1:45 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Clifton Woods, Aaron Blevins, Max Jackson, Kelly Gobble, Kirby Gobble and Junior Gobble.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are suggested to Alvarado Bible Church, c/o, Junior Gobble 27195 Denton Valley Road, Abingdon, Va., 24211.