Robert “Bob” L. Blevins

October 29, 1941 ‒ October 12, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Robert “Bob” L. Blevins, age 74 of Marion, passed away on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at Marion General Hospital.

Bob was born on October 29, 1941 in Russell, KY, the son of Marshall and Lucille (McGlone) Blevins. Bob was united in marriage to Nanette VanBuskirk in 1979.

Bob was the owner and operator of Blevins Construction and took great pride in his work and craftsmanship in which he was contracted to do. He took great pride in his professionalism and the trust his customers gave to him.

He never met a stranger; he loved to meet people and to hear their story. Bob also enjoyed fishing, golfing and was an avid bowler. He had a great fondness for country music, especially the banjo. Above all else, family was his most cherished accomplishment. Spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren filled his life was unspeakable joy.

He is survived by his devoted wife Nanette “Nan” Blevins; his children: Trina (fiancé Scott McCollough) Bolinger, Robert “Dan” (Stacie) Blevins, Raymond Douglas (Deanna) Tillman and Jacqueline Maniaci; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; siblings: Homer (Dorothy) Blevins, Richard (Paulette) Blevins, Betty (Ralph) Skaggs, Barbara (George) Macey and Ruby (Bill) Atha; numerous nieces, nephews and devoted friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a grandchild.

Visitation will be held TODAY, Friday October 14, 2016 from 5PM to 7PM at the Snyder Funeral Home, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion; Funeral services will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 10AM; Burial will be in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

If so desired, donations may be made to American Heart Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Blevins family and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Sorry for your loss. I would like to share Jesus promise of John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement.”

  • It is with deepest sympathy that my family sends love and prayer to Nan and family. You will have many memories to cherish of Bob and his time in your lives. I’ve learned to use my memories of my lost love ones to get me through those days of missing them. Lean on your loved ones and if you need anything, please let me know how we can help. I’m genuinely sorry that we will not be able to attended services but please know you are in our hearts. Much love to all.

    The Nail Family.

  • Dear Dan and Family Members, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is most difficult for my father passed away a month ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob built our garage addition some 20+ years ago. What a character he was, loved to hear his life stories. Take care ex-Purex co-worker. Karen & Steve Thomas

  • You was a great friend. You was always the first to assist those in need. You loaned money, vehicles, and your time when anyone asked. You left a lasting impression on all who knew you. Your smile and your jokes will be missed by everyone. I am honored to have known you, to have worked for you, and to call you my friend. You will be missed by many. May God open his pearly gates to receive you in heaven. Your friend always.