Henry Russell Blevins, 60 of Gillespie, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 12:55 p.m. at his residence in Gillespie. He was born on December 26, 1959, in Wichita, KS to the late John Palmer Blevins and Mary Jane Voyles Blevins.
He married Belinda Sue Hersman Blevins on January 19, 1994, in Carlinville. He attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1977. Henry was a member of the United States Army from 1979-1983 and then was a laborer for Jones Construction for 40+ years.I
Henry enjoyed model cars and working puzzles. He collected old sailing ships and especially loved spending time with his family.
He leaves behind his wife, Belinda Sue Blevins of Gillespie; son, Michael Schell; two daughters, Crystal (Don) Brow of Gillespie and Alice (Anthony) Ferro of Tiline, KY; stepson, Walter Holmes; stepdaughter, Jenny Robbins (Fiance Dennis) of Chatam; five sisters, Patricia (Keith) Bond of Mt. Olive, Rhoda (Lonnie) Gibson of Litchfield, Lois Turner of KS, Virginia Voyles of TX, and Charlotte (James Jones Jr) Mt. Olive; and two brothers, Roland (Betty) Goetluck of CA and William (Beth) Goetluck of Caseyville, IL; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, John Palmer & Mary Jane Voyles Blevins; brother, Larry Goetluck; step-daughter, Carolyn Ayres; and one great-great-daughter, Navaho Morgan.
No services are being held at this time. A celebration of life followed by a burial with military rites will be held at Chapman Cemetery at a later date.Memorials are suggested to the funeral home to help the family cover expenses: Becker & Son F.H. 221 South Poplar Street, Mt. Olive, IL 62069.