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 fiancÃ©e, 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.