Taylor Blevins Jr. (1920-2009)
Taylor Blevins Jr., 88, of Ashland, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Monaville, W.Va., the son of the late Taylor Sr. and Susan Murphy Blevins.
He was retired from the weld shop at AK Steel and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and Poage Masonic Lodge 325, F&AM. Taylor was a former county commissioner in the mid 1960s, building more roads than any other commissioner.
He was the oldest of his siblings whom everyone looked up to. After the death of his father, he became the patriarch of the family. He also gathered information for genealogy long before the age of computers and is responsible for giving his family the gift of family history.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Senters Blevins, in 2004; a son, Bobby G. Blevins; a sister, Judy Stanley; and a brother, Fred Blevins.
He is survived by five sisters, Betty Newsome and her husband, Charlie, of Springboro, Ohio, Pauline Hensley of Ashland, Ky., Margaret Jerrie Brown of Delaware, Ohio, Darlene Rigsby of Ashland and Clotene Shirkey of Delaware; two brothers, Douglas Blevins and his wife, Phyllis, and Clifford Blevins and his wife, Ollie, all of Ashland; a grandson, Bobby Blevins II of Ashland; a great-grandson, Tyler Blevins of Ashland; several nieces and nephews; and caregivers Mandy Mullins, Trish Belford and Diana Griffith.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday, June 19, 2009, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland with Dr. Ronnie Mayes officiating. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where there will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Taylor's name to Rose Hill Baptist Church, 1001 Winslow Road, Ashland, KY 41102 or Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101