John R. “Hardrock” Blevins August 22, 1935 - November 30, 2020

John R. “Hardrock” Blevins passed in peace at the age of 85 on November 30, 2020. JR worked hard and retired from BASF and Kabota of Asheville. He was a master mechanic of cars and tractors. JR was considered one of the best by all who knew him. He loved to travel and spend his time with family and friends.

JR is preceded in death by parents Charles and Hatti Blevins; four sisters, Barbara, Thelma, Ellen, and Roxie; one brother, William; and a grandson, Dakota Fincham. He is survived by loving friend and companion, Shelia Whiteside Hunter. He was the loving father to David Alan (Mardell) Blevins, Lee Blevins and Donna Blackburn, Brian (Lydia) Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, and special daughter, Page (Rusty) Ney, and Bucky, Sissy, and Karman Owens.

JR was a proud Pop to grandchildren, Matthew and Trevor Blevins, Lacey Elrod, Carlee Stevenson, Brandon, Hunter, and Haley Fincham, Sabrina and Abby Wilson, Zane, Dakota, and McKensey Owens and eight great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by CLICKING HERE in honor of JR Blevins.

Services will be held at a later date.

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  1. Dickie Pruett says

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of Hardrock. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. I have so many wonderful memories of Hardrock working with him at Clyde Wright’s Shell Station in Enka in the 60s. He was truly a master mechanic. We had many fun times together. May God comfort you at this sad time.

  2. Tina Edwards-Hall says

    My condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you as you cope with this enormous loss. I hope you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. My love goes out to you all.

  3. Susan Smith says

    Shelia, have tried to reach you by phone. Jim and I thought so much of JR. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  4. Carolyn Gragg-Wilson says

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family.
    May God give you peace and comfort.