Austin Brent Blevins May 5, 1994 – May 8, 2018

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Austin Brent Blevins born May 5, 1994 coming to us through a wish upon a star by his sister Kali and as quite a surprise/miracle to his mother whose doctor had told her no more babies were forthcoming. He continued to bring those around him joy throughout his short journey which ended on May 8, 2018.

Austin played soccer coached by his dad, Coach Bill on team Stealth. He earned his first degree black belt with Miss Kristi’s guidance and his grandad’s chauffeur service. He attended Merrywood School, Bishop Dunne, and Duncanville High School and left angst and joy along the way. He spent many years in Boy Scouts earning his Eagle with slight shoves from his dad. And he made three trips to Philmont Scout Camp which were a highlight of his life and were a large part of forming the awesome man he became.

Austin joined the Army April of 2016 as part of the 18X program. He gave it is his all, including a brief stint recuperating from a fracture of his left tibia from one too many parachute landings. In July of 2017 he became a Cavalry Scout and was deployed to Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Grafenwöhr, Germany August 2017 where though hard work he earned many honors and served until his death.

Austin left behind his mother and father, Karen Brents and William (Bill) Blevins, Jr; his sister Kali Blevins and her husband David Thul; his aunts and uncles David and Sylvia Brents, Tracey and Bob Barton, Mary and Stacy Fox and Lyndie Blevins, and a host of cousins, friends and Army buddies.

There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they are faster or stronger than other fish, they’re just touched by something extra” – Big Fish

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Give an Hour Nonprofit Corporation in memory/honor of Austin. Give an Hour’s mission is to provide free and confidential mental health care to those who serve, our veterans, and their families. Through the generosity, compassion, and expertise of Give an Hour’s skilled volunteers, they are able to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve. Please visit their website, www.giveahour.org, to make your tax deductible donation or you can mail your donation to Give an Hour, PO Box 5918, Bethesda, MD 20824.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

Services will also be held at Jaynes Memorial Chapel at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

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