February 15, 1940 - April 28, 2021
Click here to view the recorded funeral service. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” -2 Timothy 4:7-8 Dallas Glenn Blevins, age 81, of Bristol, Tenn., was led Home by grace, surrounded by love, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00 P.M., at his residence. He fought and overcame a 7-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his love never failing; his family never forgotten. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Beryl Blevins, and his sisters, Shelby Osborne and Lena Gay Blevins. Dallas was born on February 15, 1940 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was raised in Stoney Creek with his 5 siblings. He attended grade school at Lane Hill and graduated from Unaka high school. He married his wife of 57 years, Margaret Reed Blevins, on July 3, 1963 in Bluff City, Tennessee. Dallas was a devout man of God and he served as a deacon for 52 years. His careers ranged from a supervisor at Pepsi Co., to a restaurant owner, to owner and operator of RJ Reed wrecker service, but his life’s work was serving the Lord and sharing God’s love with all who were blessed to know him. He was a treasured member of Living Water Baptist Church, a church which he and his best friend and pastor, Pete Booher, put their hearts into building and establishing. He enjoyed basketball, baseball, fishing, and has always had a passion for fast, red cars. Dallas was also a lover of sports, NASCAR, chocolate ice cream, and most of all, he enjoyed going to church and spending time with his family. Dallas will forever be remembered for his kindness, devotion, and fierce love for his family- especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was both soft and strong. He led reverently. He lived faithfully. To his family, he was truly the epitome of ‘every good and perfect gift from above.’ His last moments on Earth were spent in accordance with the rest of his life, praising God and loving his family, selflessly and unconditionally. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Dallas “Randy” Blevins and wife Cheryl of Bristol, Penny Blevins Gray and husband Eddy of Bristol, Josh Blevins and wife Becki of Bristol; grandchildren, Krista Gray, Brooke Minton, Logan Gray, Dana Blevins, Dalton Blevins, and Jonathan Taylor; great grandchildren, Adelyn Bobbitt, Grayson Bobbitt, Gabriel Minton, Ariel Minton, Ellison Mullins, Remi Gray, and was expecting another great granddaughter, Peyton Gray; sisters, Katherine Walsh and Louella Shankle; brother, Gene Blevins; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and close friends and neighbors. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. A Celebration of Life will follow at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Pete Booher officiating. To view the service, please click here. A private burial service will be held for the family on Monday, May 3, 2021. Pallbearers will include Logan Gray, Dalton Blevins, Travis Mullins, Sean Bobbitt, Ron Walsh, and Brooks Monroe. Honorary pallbearers include Jack Reed, Randy Leonard, Jerry Grubb, Jim Short, Ray Walsh, and Delaney Osborne. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Alzheimer’s Association, the Living Water Baptist Church building fund, or consider helping a loved one in need (as Dallas always did). The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Avalon Hospice of Johnson City for taking such exceptional care of Dallas, especially to his nurse and friend, Brooks Monroe, and social worker Sandy Cannon. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting www.oakley-cook.com. Arrangements especially for Dallas and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
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