James W. Blevins
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James Wilbur Blevins, age 96 of Bridgeport and formerly of Lawrenceville, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 1, 1925 in Lawrenceville to John William Blevins and his wife Gertrude Marcella (Hudspeth) Blevins.
On November 2, 1943 in Lawrenceville, Jim married Swan Campbell. In their 69 years of marriage, they raised a beautiful family and made many memories. Swan preceded him in death on October 4, 2013.
As a young man, Jim served his country in World War II as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He then enrolled in the National Guard before he was enlisted the serve again as a member of the United States Army. Jim was very proud of his military service.
Jim was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Lawrenceville. He attended there until he was unable to due to his health. For many years, he was supervisor for the Illinois Gas Company.
Surviving family includes: his four daughters- Jean Marilyn Williams and husband Ferdinand of Vincennes, IN, Marcia Kay Williams and husband Tim of Lawrenceville, Paula Jo Sterchi and husband Jim of Olney, and Donna Rea Keasling and husband Doug of Chauncey: seven grandchildren- Troy James Seber, Michelle Renee Waller, Jeffrey Scott Fiscus, Kimberly Dawn Counterman, Keith Francis Sharp II, Jackie Lewis Fischer II, and Christopher Lee Fischer: and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by: his beloved wife- Swan Blevins: two brothers- William Leroy Blevins and Edward Jean Blevins: one sister- Alice Marcella Blevins: one grandson- Shad Sharp: and one great-granddaughter- Tiffany Paige Fiscus.
A funeral service for James Wilbur Blevins will be held at the Cunningham-Young Funeral Home in Lawrenceville at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. A time of visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial next to his wife will be in Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
In honor of his love for animals, memorial contributions can be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or the Richland County Humane Society. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.