Jerry Robert Blevins was born on November 10, 1940, in Amorita, Oklahoma, the son of Robert Hugh Blevins and Vinita A (Holden) Blevins. Vinita died when Jerry was eighteen months old. Robert married Opal Winans when Jerry was four years old. Opal was the only mother Jerry knew. He passed from this life on November 28, 2021 at the age of 81 years in Kiowa, Kansas. Jerry was raised in Amorita and graduated from Attica High School in 1958. Jerry married Victoria A (Doherty) Blevins on July 30, 1960 in Cherokee, Oklahoma. They made their home in Kiowa and Jerry worked for Wheatland Service. To this union, two children were born: Cheris M (Blevins) Coggins and E. Robert “Bob” Blevins. They moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1964, where he worked for KT Oil and Fina. Jerry spent most of his life working in the refined fuel, oil, and propane industry. He started his own small business in 1972 in Amorita. In 1978, Jerry and Vicki diversified their small business to Kiowa, later selling the Amorita business to focus on Kiowa and Anthony, Kansas.
Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kiowa Lions Club, Cosmos Lodge #278, Kansas and Oklahoma Propane Associations, and various others. Jerry loved going fishing, hunting, spending time with family, working his yard, tending his goats, and working at the ranch. He kept a daily journal of happenings in his life and with his family, which the family will cherish forever.
Jerry is preceded in death by Vinita A (Holden) Blevins, Robert H. and Opal Blevins, and Edward and Dorothy Doherty.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria of the home; daughter, Cheris M. Coggins and husband, Charles L. Coggins of Anthony, Kansas; son, E. Robert Blevins and wife, Kim A. Blevins of Kiowa, Kansas; his siblings, Judy (Carl) Martin of Texas, John (Connie) Blevins of Kansas, Jim (Beverly) Blevins of Oklahoma, Jack (Jenett) Blevins of Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Tyler (Kelsi) Blevins of Kansas, Blake (Margo) Harris of West Virginia, Hope (Brett) Foltz of Kansas, Christopher Coggins of Missouri, and Caitlin Coggins of Kansas; five great-grandchildren, Addison and Tucker Blevins of Kansas, Ava and Mack Foltz of Kansas, and Elle Harris of West Virginia.
Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in Kiowa, Kansas. Viewing will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be given to St. John The Apostle Catholic Church or Kiowa District Hospital through the funeral home.