Everett Blevins, 96, of North Platte, NE, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Cozad, NE.
Everett was born July 1, 1917, to Frank and Opal Jenkens Blevins at North Platte. He grew up in Stapleton, NE and after his education moved to North Platte where he worked as a mechanic. Everett joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and proudly served his country while stationed in Europe during W.W.II. Following his discharge in 1945 he returned to North Platte where he drove a truck for Denver-Chicago (DC) Trucking. Everett bought a Mobile station in Maxwell, NE in 1949 and operated it as Skelly Gas Station until he retired from there in 1981.
On January 1, 1951, Everett married Alice Katherine Cochran Scott in North Platte and they made their home in Maxwell. Following his retirement they moved to North Platte where Everett refurbished antique furniture, raised a garden and took care of many yards. He was also a member the Maxwell American Legion.
He is survived by a son, Virgil (Linda) Scott, of North Platte; three grandchildren, Todd (Dana) Scott, of North Platte, Travis (Kim) Scott, of Lee Summit, MO, and T.J. Scott of Omaha, NE; nine great-grandchildren, Corey, Cortney, Summer, Tysen, Aubry, Matt, Ashley, Brittany and Jessica; five great great-grandchildren, RJ, Wyatt, Billy, Grace and Zoe; a sister, Dorothy (Ralph) Dirksen, of Shawnee Mission, KS; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Everett was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; his parents, Frank and Opal; a sister, Darlene Collins; and five brothers, Earl, Warren, Alvin, Melvin and Robert Blevins.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Harold Rhea officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Maxwell American Legion. Visitation will be Saturday and Monday from 8:30 am to 8 pm at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.