Richard J. “Rich” Blevins

February 06, 1973 ‒ April 21, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Richard J. “Rich” Blevins beloved son of Sue Blevins and Lloyd Blevins departed this life on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

He was born February 6, 1973, in Mansfield, Ohio.  He graduated from Madison High School where he was a member of the tennis team.  Rich attended The Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee.

Rich loved music and was involved with several bands in the Columbus Area.  He especially enjoyed his friendship with members of the band, “The Martini Affair” and the rock group “Noise Auction”.

Rich also loved sports including golf, tennis and football.  His revered Ohio State Buckeyes football team kept him engaged with team excitement every year from August to January.  Rich had dear friends in Mansfield and was able to get together with them as often as he could.  He lived in Tennessee for a time and made many lifelong friends from the Knoxville area.  He loved getting to know people.

In addition to his parents Rich is survived by his brother L.T. (Marinda) Blevins; his niece Grace Blevins and nephews Remington and Colton Blevins; uncles James (Glenda) Butler, Hank (Brenda) Butler, Ricky (Hazel) Butle, and Phil (Flora) Blevins; aunts Marilyn (Jim) Owens, Mary Butler and Kathy Butler; several cousins in Ohio and Kentucky who he really enjoyed and always looked forward to hanging out with.  He spoke often of all the family get-togethers throughout the years that were warm memories for him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lloyd and Bertha Blevins; Rich’s K-9 companion-Fuller; uncles Edd Butler and Larry Butler; cousin Hank Butler, II.

Public graveside services will be held Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1 pm in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends and family are encouraged to bring their own seating.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blevins family.  Graveside services will be live streamed on the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes Facebook Page.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Grace Parish Food Pantry may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Rich, it’s hard for me to comprehend that I’m writing condolences upon your death. We first met in the 2nd grade and were best of friends all through elementary school. I can’t count the number of times we spent the night together. We remained friends all through High School. We stayed in touch while I went into the military living in Oklahoma. Becoming roommates while living in Tennessee and you eventually being the best man in my wedding. We’ve had more laughs than I can count high. We will always be huge Ohio State Buckeye fans together. Praying for you and your family. You will be missed!

  • It’s such a heavy heart, trying to comprehend how your smile has left us . Way too soon . You always make me smile & laugh! I loved how you’d just pull us in for hugs, call us the F word, all said out of love. I Love my friend Jen for bringing you into my life. Thank you for being our dancing bodyguard. You better be dancing up round those pearly gates, Bro! Waiting with open arms!! XoXoX i I love you.

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss of Rich. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Button & LT Sue & Families,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Rich. I remember seeing him standing out for the school bus and then later grown into a handsome young man.
    He was very polite and a social butterfly. Anyone that met Rich would surely grow to love him.
    Button this is the hardest thing you will ever have to endure, after losing Danielle in 2018 I have never been the same, but just knowing that I will see her someday gives me a peace.
    I pray for peace for you and your family, cherish the sweet memories you’ve been blessed with. May the memories and God’s love comfort you today and the many difficult days to come.
    Love you and May God Bless you greatly,
    Cindy, Danny, Josh, Jason & Sarra & families.

  • Dear Sue, LT, and Buttons

    We are so sorry for your loss. I cant even imagine losing a child.
    Richie was so small when I had him in sunday school. He grew up to be quite a handsome man.

    You all are in our prayers!

    Rich and Becky Mounts


  • Completely heartbroken and so sorry for your loss…for the world’s loss of an amazing person. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Button and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we offer our sincere condolences on your loss. There is nothing harder to handle than the loss of a child and we truly sympathize with you and your family.

  • Sue, Lloyd and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. My prayer for all is that the God of comfort will comfort your hearts and lives through this time in your lives and in the future. May God bless your family.
    II Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Today, shouldn’t be happening. No one wants to say goodbye to you. You shouldn’t be gone. Your heart, smile, laugh, and odd sense of humor are already missed by many. Your Love for your family, and friends will be missed forever by us. Your compassion made a difference for the many children and abandoned, neglected animals that you helped and will be missed. Your passion for music and football that you shared with many won’t ever be the same. Life is forever changed without you.

  • Button, Sue, LT and family,
    My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in My thoughts and prayers.

  • Rich,
    Our loss is always heavens gain. I’m so very saddened writing condolences upon your death. I have known you as long as I can remember because of my brother. My kids really enjoyed meeting and hanging out with you oh and hearing story’s about you and my brother. I bet Fuller was so happy to see you again. Sending lots of thoughts, prayers, & hugs to Buttons, the rest of the family & all of your friends as I know you will/are missed by many.

  • Rich… We will all miss you more, I’m so sorry I spent so little time together with you the past 5 years.
    I’ve lost two daughters over the years, we never heal the wounds death leaves us with. However, I know for certain we will meet again hopefully catch an Alabama OSU national championship game.

    I love you rich, hope you have a good ride home.


  • Ruth and Joe Baxter
    654 Weller Ave.
    Mansfield, Ohio 44904

    Dear “Blevins family,” Marisue has been a wonderful Christian friend and we have had the privilege of speaking with her and praying for her. When we learned that Richard was taken to OSH very ill we called unto the Lord for His Healing and Recovery. Daily we have been praying for you all during this difficult time and pray that Our Great Comforter will be present with you during your service this afternoon at the Mansfield Memorial Park and the days ahead.

    With Our Love and Prayers, Ruth and Joe Baxter

  • Sue, LT and all of the family… I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Rich was such an incredible person and truly had one of the biggest hearts of anyone I’ve ever know. He was always thinking of me and the kids, sending messages when they were sick and news articles that he thought might be helpful or encouraging. Sue, he spoke of you often and told me you would often ask about us. Getting to meet and spend time with his family, many years ago, was such a blessing and the love you had for one another has always stayed with me and reminded me of my own family. It was such a beautiful thing to witness. My heart is so heavy for the loss you all must be feeling. This world will never be quite the same and there will forever be a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. I was blessed to have known him. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God bless you all!

    Angel Dawson Bichard