Alvin Baxter Blevins, of Catlettsburg, KY, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at the home of his daughter. The funeral service will be conducted at 12:30 pm Tuesday December 22, 2020 at the Kenova Church of God where he was a member. Reverend Paul Cantrell of Kenova will be officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens.
Baxter (or Al as many called him) was born February 10, 1931 in Logan, WV, and was the son of the late Everett Blevins and Ova Curry Blevins Plummer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70+ years, Olive Jeanne Blevins, his brother, Richard Blevins, 1 great grand-daughter, Hanna Stanley and much loved Grandmother (Maw) Curry whom he spent his formative years with. He is survived by his daughter Sherry Russell, and son, B. Ray Blevins (Ann). Two grandchildren from his daughter Sherry; Sherry Beth Copley (Jay) and Amanda Compton (Kyle); and 5 great-grandchildren; Justin Ellis (Autumn), Mallory Copley, Jaelyn Copley, Luke Durham, and Kylie Compton. Five grandchildren from his son B. Ray; Anisha Thomas, Shane Blevins (Dorothy), Cory Blevins, Amber Blevins, and Maggie Jean McDaniel (Cory); 11 great-grandchildren from his son, B. Ray; Coral McCaskey (Joseph), Logan Thomas, Wade Thomas, Leslie Terry, April DeLoach (Walt), Rowan Smyley, Michael Blevins (Jordan), Kelsie Blevins, Christopher Nettles , Vance Nettles and Bradley Nettles ; and 5 great-great grandchildren: Isaac and Emily McCaskey, Oliver Blevins, Lexy and Walton DeLoach. He is also survived by a sister-in-law; Ella Rose Blevins, two nephews; Doug Blevins (Suzanne) and Jack Blevins (Carolyn); cousins; Vicki Leffingwell and Dave Mounts (Gaye) and a host of church family and community friends.
Alvin started his own electrical contracting business after obtaining his Masters Electricians’ License in the early ’70’s. With God’s help, he was successful enough to accomplish many goals while supporting the church financially and serving in many church positions. As a member of the Church of God “Men of Action” in the World Missions Department, Alvin volunteered on projects in London England, Honduras, The Dominican Republic and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He and his Wife, Jeanne, spent over five years in Port Au Prince, Haiti in missions building many church buildings. Even though his work days were 12 or more hours, he was never too busy to provide for widows and those in need. He will be sorely missed by family and a great many friends.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Social distancing and masks are encouraged. Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.