Billy Joe Blevins

- May 8, 2019

Billy Joe Blevins, 89, of Kannapolis, NC, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Roanoke, VA.
Bill joined the United States Air Force soon after graduating from Stotesbury High School, Stotesbury, WV in 1948. His military career included combat service during the Korean Conflict, as well as assignments to Spain, Canada, Nevada, Tennessee, South Dakota, Florida, and Alaska. After 20 years of service, he retired in 1968 at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. Next, he began a new career in security with the Wackenhut Corporation, Miami, FL. He along with his wife, Bobbye, relocated to Marion, VA where he retired from Brunswick Defense Corporation.
Survivors include his beloved and cherished wife of 66 years, Bobbye Livingston Blevins, children William Joseph Blevins (Colleen), of Mount Vernon, WA; daughter Rebecca Gail Archer of Mount Gilead, NC; Randall Eugene Blevins (Sharon) of Roanoke, VA; Grandchildren Karen Marie Gustavson (Eric); Chris Archer (Lori); Maegan Archer, Christina LaPerle (Andre); Kimberly Blevins, William Blevins and six great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Robert Jeffrey Blevins; brothers, Lewis and Jack Blevins; sister Betty Jean Riddle, and parents Robert Fletcher and Lucy Evelyn Blevins.
A graveside service with military honor guard will be held June 7, 2019 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC. At 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
The family would especially like to thank the Virginia Veterans Care Center and Good Samaritan Hospice for the thoughtful care and support they provided. Simpson Funeral Home, Roanoke, VA is assisting the family.