Robert Houston Blevins, 63, of 6726 Glade Valley Road, Ennice, N.C., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, N.C.
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He was born on Oct. 23, 1949, in Grayson County, Va., to the late Haywood Houston and Rebecca Bobbitt Blevins.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Gregory Lee Blevins.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Blevins and wife Melanie of Sparta, N.C.; one sister, Frances "Fran" Moore and husband Andy Poarch of Moravian Falls; one grandson, Houston R. Blevins of Sparta, N.C.; one foster grandchild, Damin Hodge of Sparta, N.C.; two nephews, Steve Moore and wife Sharon and Paul Poarch, all of Wilkesboro.
A Gathering of Remembrance Service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Grandview Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Duncan, Pastor Phil Edwards and Jimmy Manuel officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Robert had a two-year battle with emphysema and COPD. During his battle Robert was hospitalized several times. He fought a hard battle over the years, till his body just gave up. He was a fighter from his first breath till his last. Most people would say he lived a hard life, but everybody that knew Robert says he was a great and caring person. Everybody that knew him would tell you that he was a down to earth person and would do anything to help you. He loved to hunt and fish and would always be telling stories about hunting and fishing. One of his favorite things to do was ride around the river. Although Robert is gone he still remains in our hearts. We know he is waiting up in Heaven looking down on us, and watching after us.
Robert, if you can hear me, you and Greg reel in a big one from the river of Jordan. See you in a little while my friend.
Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta, N.C., is serving the Blevins family.
Published in Galax Gazette from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2013