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Richard Gail Blevins, Sr.  

Richard Gail Blevins, Sr.

April 13, 1947-March 17, 2016

Richard Gail Blevins, Sr., age 68, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Born in West Jefferson, NC on April 13, 1947, Richard was a son of the late Arlie and Grace Blevins. He began his career as a machinist at the age of 16 and worked for the NVF Company in Yorklyn until his retirement. Richard proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army.

He adored spending time at the beach and fishing. An avid NASCAR fan, Richard looked forward to each race season. He will be long remembered as a hard-working, faithful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Richard will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary E. (Hillis) Blevins; children, Tom Blevins and fiancée, Nicol, Richard Blevins, Jr., Jeffrey Blevins and wife, Cynthia, Chris Blevins and Jenni Blevins; 3 sisters; 1 brother; and 7 grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

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  1. Amy and Dave Riddell, March 18, 2016

    Mary and family,
    Our hearts our broken for you. We are here if you need anything.
    Hold tight to the good memories… I know we will.
    Much love to all of you

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  2. Michele (Piemontese) Godwin, March 18, 2016

    Mary, Tom, Rich, Jeff, Chris and Jenni:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. Growing up in Chelsea, I have many fond memories of spending time at your house with your family, and always admired the closeness that you all shared with one another … a “real” family who welcomed friends and didn’t pull any punches.

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    ** HUGS **

    Michele

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  3. Ed and Sue Lee, March 18, 2016

    Dear Tom and family,
    All the members of Deltrans are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything at anytime. Our deepest sympathy is with all of you.
    Love, The Gang at Deltrans

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  4. debbie hughes danner, March 19, 2016

    Tommy and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and husband. I never met him, but, I know alittle about losing someone that you love. I have lost both of my parents, my daughter, sister, and ex- Husband (James). I know that you think no one understands the way you are feeling, and that things will never get better. I also know, the pain of losing someone s l o w l y does get better. You will NEVER forget, and the memories will come randomly for years. BUT, it does get better over time. So, I will say a prayer for him, that he is at peace now. And a prayer for the ones he left behind, that you will find peace and comfort also.

    Sincerely,

    Debbie (hughes) Danner, and Ruperto Sanchez

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  5. Angela Husfelt, March 19, 2016

    My heart and prayers go out to all of the Blevins family.

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  6. Donald &Sarah Russell, March 19, 2016

    Mary, and the entire BLEVINS family. Words cannot express how much Gail will be missed. He was always looking out for us young punks of Chelsea, though he came off as being hard as nails, he was really soft as butter. He knew what was important. FAMILY / GOD & COUNTRY. sending you our love. Don & Sarah Russell

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  7. Brandi Patterson, March 19, 2016

    To the Blevins family
    I’m so very sorry for the loss of a great man who since before I can remember has always been there like a father figure i will remember all the memories and lots of them bringing all smiles to my face those I will cherish I hope that you find many smiles in all of your memories as well I’ll certainly hold on to them and cherish them.

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  8. Debbie Blevins Ashcraft, March 20, 2016

    Mary Ellen and family –

    There are no words to explain how much I loved Gail and all of you. I am so glad that I got a chance to see Gail and tell him I loved him when we last saw you all a month ago.Please don’t hesitate to let me, Patti and the rest of us know if there is anything that we can do for you at this time or in the future. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and you are all dearly loved. With deepest sympathy and a broken heart…..Debbie Blevins Ashcraft.

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  9. Gene and Pam Miller, March 20, 2016

    Sorry for your loss. Gail was a good friend and we shared many fond memories talking about work family and friends. We spent many Sundays watching Nascar at the VFW post cheering on our favorite drivers, he will be missed by many friends.

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  10. John VanSant, March 20, 2016

    To the Blevins family: Richard was a good friend of mine and I, along with many other family and friends will miss him dearly.

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  11. Dan Salter, March 22, 2016

    Such a great picture of Gail.
    That’s the way I will always remember him. Words can’t express the feelings. I will hold onto all the fond memories I have gathered since childhood. Gail was a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the you all.
    Dan, Tina and family

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  12. Judy, March 22, 2016

    Coming in the back door and looking around the corner, I will miss not seeing you at the table reading the paper. We’ve been family it seems like forever and I pray God has taken all your pain and suffering away, and you can rest peacefully.

    Love,

    Judy

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  13. Susan, March 22, 2016

    My deepest sympathy to all the Blevins family. I love all of you as each of you made me feel like part of your family. I loved that Gail and my Dad were good fishing buddies. Since my Dad liked to talk a lot and Gail was a man of few words, a few beers and some fishin’ were some of the best times. I will miss Gail a lot.

    Love,

    Susan

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  14. Bobby, March 22, 2016

    I’m sorry for your loss and will cherish the memories of being neighbor’s

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  15. Donna, March 23, 2016

    I love you guys so much and praying God’s peace and comfort. Uncle Gail is going to be missed by so many! His kind, gentle, beautiful spirit will live on forever! The many people that came to celebrate his life is a beautiful testimony of what kind of man he was. Truly a loving, caring, generous man who made a great impact on so many people!

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  16. Myriah Pierce, March 24, 2016

    Rest easy Uncle Gail! Your no longer in pain!

    To all my family! Wish I was able to be there. Keep your head up. That’s what he would want. I know Uncle Gail will be deeply missed. Cherish all the memories!

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  17. jody keys, March 24, 2016

    so sorry for you loss,

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  18. Mary Ann and Mary Lou, March 31, 2016

    We are truly sorry to hear about uncle Gails passing and for your loss!
    I have few but fond memories of a gentle, quite, kind hearted man. Our prayers go out to all of you! We really wanted to be there but were unable to get there.
    May GOD always bless you.

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