Charles Vernon Blevins, 86, served 47 years in the U.S. Air Force is your source for free local news and information in Virginia Beach

Charles Vernon Blevins, 86, passed away on Aug. 9, 2016.

Charles Vernon Blevins
   Charles Vernon Blevins

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Tennessee Jordon Blevins; a son, Jerry Blevins Penn; and sisters, Ernestine Emory and Martha Jane Edmonds.

Charles served in the U.S. Air Force for 47 years. He was an avid woodworker and photographer, and he loved music.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Joseph Blevins Penn and Terry Blevins Penn; daughter, Carolyn Blevins Sharp; sister, Josephine Twine (Jody); nephews, Roger, Leslie, Ray, David and Charles Emory; and a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 6568 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, Va. A funeral service, officiated by Charles’ nephew, Leslie Emory, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosewood Cemetery.

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