Donald R. Blevins Sr.

April 22, 1941 ‒ January 18, 2021

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Greenup, Kentucky

Donald R. Blevins Sr., age 79, of Marion, died peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2021, at the Marion General Hospital following complications due to Covid-19.

On April 22, 1941, Donnie was born in Worthington, Kentucky, the middle of three children of the late Sherman and Juanita (Brady) Blevins.  As a family, they moved from Greenup, Kentucky, to Marion, Ohio, in the mid 1940’s in search for better opportunities for their family.

One fateful afternoon while playing ball in the old neighborhood, Donnie caught the eye of a young lady, Jeanie Boggs, who was visiting her grandmother.  They eventually met that day in 1958, and from there the rest was history.  One year later, they were married on August 8, 1959, and cherished their 61 years of marriage together.

For the majority of Don’s working career, he worked for Fairfield Engineering.  He started as a forklift operator, then drove truck hauling steel all over the US for twenty one years.  Next, he ran the crane and helped wherever he was needed throughout the plant.  He officially retired after thirty seven years, when they officially closed.  Prior to Fairfield, he worked for six years for the State Highway Department, keeping the roads clear and safe.

With a love for the open road, Don always had a motorcycle to take out for a cruise whenever he could.  He even took some longer trips to visit his sister up in Michigan or a long ride to Virginia Beach.

Big country music fans, Don and Jeanie loved going to country music concerts together.  They often watched Frontier Ranch in venues around Columbus, and they even took trips to places like the Grand Ole Opry.  In his younger days, Donnie was even known to serenade Jeanie, singing her favorite songs.

Most important of all to Don was his family.  He often preached to his children and grandchildren the value of education, to join the military, and make choices to help them make the most of their lives.

A “super sweet man”, you couldn’t help but to love Don.  He also could be quite the character, quite the cut up.

He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Jeanie Blevins; three children: Deborah Scroggins, Donald Blevins Jr., and Cindy (Terry) Griffith; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Jennifer) Blevins, Marissa Blevins, Brittany Blevins, Kirsten and Kobe Griffith; 8 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Including his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by his special grandson who was like a son to him, Randy Blevins; and two sisters: Charlotte Denton and Yvonne Jones.

His family will greet friends from 11 am – 1 pm on Friday, January 22, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring his life will also be held there at 1 pm.  For those unable to attend, you can watch the live stream of the service via the Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel Facebook page, ( Burial will follow in Grand Prairie Cemetery.  For everyone’s health and safety, masks are required.

Memorial contributions may be made to help with his grandson’s fight against leukemia, Team Kobe via:

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Donnie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Jeanie, Deb, Donnie and Cindy and families,

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a great guy and always seemed to be smiling. I know each of you were so special to him. He will be missed by many. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.
    Mae Belle

  • I was so sad to hear about Uncle Donnie. I use to have so much fun when I was a child going to yalls house to visit and play.. Donnie always was a funny guy. I don’t know of anyone else who made us feel so welcome in their home when we were children and let us drag out all the toys to play with and never got upset. I love all of you and I will keep you in my prayers..

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. He will be missed. He was a great man. Wish I could be there Friday. You all will be in my prayers. Love Teresa

  • So sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed by many. Prayers for each of you during this difficult time. May memories bring comfort.
    Wish I could be there , you all will be in my thoughts🙏🏻.

  • He was an amazing man. I will miss him dearly. We had lots of fun times when I would visit him. I was always the CAT girl in his eyes. Will never forget that night.

    Thinking of you all

    Love Kimmy D

  • So very sorry to hear,he was a great uncle,i will always remember our young years growing up around him and all our Ohio relatives our best wishes to aunt Jeanie and all the Blevins kids

  • I am so sorry to hear about of Don’s passing, my prayers for each of you. He was a great man who could always make you laugh, God bless you all now and always