Mr. Lida Dwight Blevins of Lansing died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 86.
Mr. Blevins was born March 1, 1926, in Ashe County, to Edd and Stella Blackburn Blevins.
Mr. Blevins was preceded in death by his parents and brothers.
Lida served in World War II in the Philippines and Japan. He retired from Thomasville Furniture. He was a faithful member and deacon of Oak Hill Baptist Church for 63 years. Lida was a friend to everyone and will be sorely missed.
Mr. Blevins is survived by his wife, Sally Blevins; three sons, Nick Blevins of Jefferson, Eric Blevins and wife Jennifer of Crumpler, and Aaron Blevins and wife Rhonda of Lansing; two daughters, Ramona Greer of Winston-Salem, and Dana Holman and husband Rob of Todd; one brother, Rev. Billy Joe Blevins of Jefferson; three sisters, Pauline Funk of Maryland, June Paisley of Grassy Creek, and Kay Parsons of Millers Creek; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Baptist Chapel by Rev. Billy Joe Blevins and David Miller. Burial will follow in Baptist Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Badger Funeral Home.
The family respectfully request no food or flowers please. Memorials may be made to: Gideons International, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694 or High Country Healthcare System Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640..
Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at www.badgerfuneralhome.com.
Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mr. Blevins’s arrangements.