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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

312 West Union Street, Liberty, IN

OBITUARY

Jessie J. Blevins

January 22, 1971September 6, 2019
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Jessie James Blevins, 48, was called home by his heavenly father on Saturday September 6, 2019. Like the warrior he was Jessie fought pancreatic cancer for the last year with courage, strength, and a strong faith, never giving up and remaining strong until his last breath. He was in the home he loved surrounded by his faithful and loving family. Jessie never knew a stranger and was known to start a conversation with everyone he met. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his giving heart, faithfulness to friends and his unending love for his family especially his baby girl, Riley and his beloved dog, Rocky. Jessie enjoyed fishing especially on his boat, playing any kind of card games, going to the movies, playing golf on the WII with Riley, and just being with his family and friends. He was active member of Victory Baptist Church in Richmond, and a lifetime of the VFW #1472, he proudly served 8 years in the Army Reserve which 8 months of those were in Desert Storm. Jessie had been employed at Schneider Electric Company. Jessie was born January 22, 1971, in Richmond to James S. and Ruth A. Smith Blevins, they survive. Jessie is survived by his loving wife Debbie, whom he married on December 14, 1996; daughter Riley, brothers and their spouses: John and Dorothy Blevins of Centerville, Mike and Ticky Ketring of Pensacola, FL, Jim and Mandi Ketring of Liberty, Phil and Susan Ketring of Franklin: sister Harley Blevins of Richmond: 2 nieces and 1 nephew; and his mother in-law Betty Ketring. Jessie was preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Blevins; his brother: Doug Ketring and his grandparents and his father in-law David Ketring. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday September 12, 2019 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with Pastor Joel McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow in West Point Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday September 11, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. and also 1 hour prior to service on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Jessie J. Blevins

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CARLA WEHRLEY

September 12, 2019

I am truly sorry for your loss. Jessie and I have crossed paths several times in this lifetime. We worked together at Masterbrand Cabinets and at Schneider. He worked with my Mom at Marvel Industries. Jessie always had a smile, and he called me shorty. He had a heart of gold.

Heather Marcum

September 11, 2019

Jessie and I went to school together and he was always the type if guy who was always laughing, joking around with everyone, being a class clown.He always put a smile on your face.He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it..I never stayed in touch with him after school, but he will always be in my heart and memories. My thoughts and prays go out to his family and friends..

Sherry Holland

September 11, 2019

Dana Risch

September 11, 2019

Debbie, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort and peace.

Michele Hindley

September 11, 2019

My condolences to your family. I went to school with Jessie, he was a very kind person. I’m sorry to hear about his struggles this past year. May he Rest In Peace.

Alena Hendrix

September 11, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Blevins family during this time. Our prayers go up for all of you. May God comfort you and hold you in his arms and give you strength you will need to get through. So sorry for your loss
With love, Danny,Mavis &Alena

Teresa Smith Klawitter

September 10, 2019

Debbie,
So sorry to hear about Jessie's passing.
I used to babysit Jessie and John Boy when they were younger.
When you and Jessie got engaged, I was surprised to learn he was marrying you! I had known you since you were about 4 yrs old...
Hoping you find comfort in all the good memories you shared.
Teresa

JANET NORRIS

September 10, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Jessie is a wonderful person, who will be missed by all of us here at the Richmond VA Clinic. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah Quesenberry

September 9, 2019

I remember what a cute, sweet boy Jessie was. We always loved to see him & John Boy when James & Ruth came to visit the family in Ky. It was a treat to get to spoil them a little. I'm proud of of Jessie. Proud he served our country as a young man & I'm sure would have served at any time. Proud he chose a wonderful wife. And gave our family our beautiful Riley.
I love you Debbie & Riley!

Joanna Remley

September 9, 2019

Debbie and Riley. I am so sorry to hear of Jessie's passing. Keep your strength and faith. He is no longer suffering.

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