Bernard Harvey Blevins, age 76, entered into rest peacefully at his home in Reynoldsburg, OH on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
He was born on March 7, 1944, in Fayetteville, WV to the late John Harvey Blevins & Nellie Viola Blevins Coleman.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Roger Dale Blevins and Buford Alen Blevins; and sisters Cora Lenora Blevins, Debra Lou Bailey, Sylvia Josephine Ash, Mae Ola Gardner, Beulah Sue Weist, Vesta Raynell Blevins, Clarice Jean Chambers, and Barbara Fleming Louisos.
Those left to cherish his memory include wife, Patsy Ann Blevins of Reynoldsburg, OH; daughter, Annette Woodson and husband, Blaine and children, Stephanie (Caleb) and Rodney (Julia) of Lochgelly; son, Darin Blevins and wife, Mary and children, Kaitlyn and Dylan of Frederick, MD; daughter, Carlita Hizer of Alderson; step-son Jeff Blankenship and wife, Amarilis “Motto” and children, Andrew, Amalia and Charlie of Saunderstown, RI; step-daughter, Valerie Faehnle of Cape Coral, FL and children, Brittany and Justin of Reynoldsburg, OH; brother, David Lynn Blevins of Oak Hill; sisters, Fredia Thelma Herrman of Cincinnati, OH, Patricia Carol Elder of Oak Hill and Linda Kay McCallister of Covington, VA; as well as a host of family and friends.
Harvey spent his early adulthood in Fayette County, WV where he owned and operated a construction business. He later moved to Pataskala, OH where he delved into the window and flooring business founding Crown Associates. He knew the value of a hard day’s work and could not bring himself to retire until 2015.
He fancied fishing, hunting, the Ohio State Buckeyes, beekeeping, being right, and giving people a hard time. He always had a joke on hand and was ready to share a good laugh. He enjoyed telling stories, and you could be sure that about 50% of that story was true - it was up to you to decide which 50%. When it came to sweets, he did not discriminate; he loved them all. He lived his life wide open, always with grit and tenacity, the very embodiment of the Frank Sinatra classic, “I Did It My Way.”
He could often be found at Oak Harbor on Lake Eerie with his wife Patsy and friends, in the woods of Summers County, WV hunting with his family and close friends, or in his backyard shooting a groundhog or working on something that was in need of repair. His family and friends are forever grateful they were able to spend his last hunting season with him at the camp in Indian Mills this past fall.
The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the staff of Heartland Hospice Services of Columbus, OH.
Graveside rites and committal will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Blaine Woodson, Rodney Woodson, Glenn Wells, David Wheeler, Jacob Kania, and Caleb Lewis will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.