Jim Blevins was born in Mt Sterling, Kentucky on November 5, 1939, to William and Maudie Blevins. He passed away on March 12, 2021, at the age of 81.
He grew up in Middletown, Ohio and enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served four and a half years.
Jim married Beverly Earley on June 10, 1964, and they moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1970 they relocated to Mesquite, where they raised their family. Along with his brother Omer, he owned and operated B & B Sandblasting and Painting, known in Texas as the go-to company for sandblasting and commercial paint jobs. If there was a bridge over a river in North or Central Texas, he probably painted it. Other notable projects included the Port Aransas causeway, the bridges of Dallas’ downtown highway mix-master, and multiple rides at Six Flags and Wet-N-Wild amusement parks. He left his business card in the rafters of Texas Stadium while painting the home of the Dallas Cowboys. He retired at the age of 62.
Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and set records catching bass around Texas lakes. He also was a race fan and loved to hang out at the local dirt tracks with his race buddies and his grandkids.
Later in his life he became a loyal Texas Ranger fan and rooted for any team from Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his father, William, mother, Maudie, sisters, Ruby Cline and Marie Fox, brothers, Paul and Omer Blevins.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly, twin brother, John Blevins, daughters, Leslie Wolfe (Ronnie), and Lori Gillespie (Sam), grandsons, Aaron Wolfe, Tanner Long, Landon Wolfe (Jadee), Sam and Wilson Gillespie. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his beloved canine companion Poppy.