John Ashley "Jack" Blevins
August 5, 1923  -  December 27, 2012

John Ashley "Jack" Blevins


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First United Methodist Church
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roswell, NM  88201
Thursday, January 03, 2013
1:00 pm
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1822 N. Montana Ave.
Roswell, NM  88201


807 N. Missouri Ave.
Roswell, NM  88201

John Jack Ashley Blevins II

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Doug Mills for John Jack Ashley Blevins II, 89, who passed Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Jack was born August 5, 1923 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to John Ashley Blevins, Sr. and Marie McKay. His parents preceded him in death. He married Paula Casey on July 29, 1944 in Portales, NM. She preceded him in death in 1997.

Jack is survived by his long time love of his life, Flora Darby, one sister, Barbara Gayne of Marblehead, Massachusetts his son, John Ashley Blevins III of Albuquerque, NM daughter, Judy Martin of Albuquerque, NM daughter, Pam and Pat Flanagan of Maitland, Florida daughter, Lynn Blevins of Roswell seven grandchildren: Jody Bratcher, Michael Bratcher, Tim Quirk, Kelly Tomlinson, Sean Flanagan, Ashley Dennison, and Cindy Sciandra 15 greatgrandchildren, and one greatgreatgrandson.

Jack served his country in the 20th Air Force 59th Bomb Wing and completed fifteen bombing missions in the CBI Theater and thirtyfive missions in the South Pacific Theater on Tinian and Iwo Jima. He received four Air Medals, one for Distinguished Flying Cross. Jack was a Senior Olympian and competed all over the United States. He was very involved at the Roswell Adult Center, Joy Center, and with the Senior Circle. He loved to play tennis and pool. He will be missed greatly by his family and all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the Joy Senior Citizen Center at 1822 N. Montana, Roswell, NM 88201 or the Roswell Adult Center 807 N. Missouri Ave., Roswell, NM 88201.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com

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  1. Babs and Lauren Shelton
    Cedar Crest, NM

    Gramps was part of our family. His warm smile, loving embrace, and wit will always be with us. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family as well.

  2. Rick, Kathy and Trey Gayne
    Marblehead, MA

    To all the Blevins Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My mother truly adored her younger brother. It was a pleasure to visit with everyone when we came out there in the mid80s.We also had a great time when Uncle Jack attended our wedding here in Massachusetts. .....Our thoughts are with you

  3. DON AND ADELE SIDES
    ROSWELL, NM

    JACK WILL BE MISSED .HE ALWAYS HAD A KIND WORD TO EVERY ONE. AMD A BIG SMILE FOR EVERY ONE. ,,,,,,,,,,,GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME . ..........MY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  4. Kate Cox
    Albuquerque, NM

    My life, as well as many others, was enhanced by friendship with Jack. A lovely man, who was able to connect with many people. A funny man, with a sense of humor so broad, everyone would stop and listen to his stories. A patriotic man of determination, he lived life to the fullest. A conpassionate man, who was interested in others lives. I feel lucky to have known him.

  5. Ron Adelle Lynch
    Roswell, NM

    Prayers to all of Jacks loved ones.

  6. Ron Adelle Lynch
    Roswell, NM

    Prayers to all of Jacks loved ones.

  7. Louise Thurman
    Roswell, NM

    My sincere condolences to your family. We enjoyed visiting with Jack at the JOY center. Louise Thurman

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