Melvin Lee Blevins, M.D., 66, of Smithville died Sunday.
Dr. Blevins was a Christian, a medical doctor and certified medical director. Dr. Blevins was also a member of the DeKalb County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Tennessee Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Family Practice & the American Medical Directors Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Edward Lee and Marie Dorothy Durham Blevins.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years Jo Ann “Jody” Blevins of Smithville; four children, Jefry Vincent Overall and Donna Sue Overall of McMinnville, Michael Edward Blevins and wife, Jill Ellen Blevins of Bozeman, Mont., Justin Lee Blevins and Shannon Nicole Brinkley of Portland, Ore., and Patrick Nelson Blevins and Margaret Taylor Stump of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren, Adain Kane Overall, Alec Pierre Vilain, Hillary Summers Blevins, Lilyanna Justine Blevins, Casey Ellen Handsaker, Jexx Lee Blevins, and Soleil Blevins expected on July 22, 2015; two brothers, Clarence Norman Blevins and wife Martha Blevins of Trion, Ga., Jerry Don Blevins and wife LaJaun Blevins of South Pittsburg; special friend and mother of Jexx, Karen Juanita Jewel Aldrich of Salem, Ore.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 4 to 6p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service time at 10 a.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Dr. Melvin Blevins, the family has chosen Haven of Hope Drug and Alcohol program, Alzheimer Association, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 20, 2015