Woodrow J. Blevins

Published 9:06 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

Woodrow J. “Jack” Blevins, 97, born Oct. 29, 1918, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at his residence in Bogalusa.

He was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a power company employee working for Gaylord, Louisiana Power and Light/Entergy for a total of 45 years.

He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 38th Cyclone Division U.S. Army Infantry from 1941 to 1946. His unit was referred to as The Avengers of Bataan.

Jack is survived by his wife of 20 years, Louise S. Blevins; a daughter, Cheryl Blevins Wootten; a granddaughter, Ann Blevins Wootten Bowes (David); and a great-granddaughter, Bay Ann Wootten Bowes. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Barbara (Elmo) Sanchez, and Beth (Alan) Lang; and one step-son, Paul (Barbara) Lee.

He is preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Marjorie Womack Blevins; his parents, William Horace Blevins and Tina Jane “Tinnie” Churchwell Blevins; five sisters, Edith Frances Blevins, Letha Jo (Kenneth) Fadely, Karene (Gilbert) Hole, Georgia (George) Jason, and Doris (Jimmy) Martin; and four brothers, Wilson, Vernel, Cecil and William (Irene) Blevins.

Visitation was held at Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday, April 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The funeral services began at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Field Thigpen, the Rev. Dennis Allen, and Dr. Gene Richards officiating. Interment followed at Ponemah Cemetery, with military graveside services by the Magic City American Legion Post #24.

Active pallbearers were John Kimble, Ronnie O’Quinn, Andy Morgan, Bryan Baughman, Nathan Alford and Rodney Wascom.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To view and sign the register book, visit online at pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.