Nathan (Nate) Alexander Blevins, 39, of Kansas City, passed away on October 11, 2020, with family by his side. Born September 4, 1981, in Kansas City, to Cathy Uecker and Caesar Blevins. Nate is survived by two children, Remi (7) and Marley Mae (4), their mother, Dina (Wathan) Blevins; father, Caesar Blevins of Kansas City, MO; mother, Cathy (Bill) Uecker, of Grand Rapids, MI; and four siblings Jessica, Derick (Elise), Sam & Jack Uecker.
Nate attended Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated in the class of 2000. He was an outstanding athlete and fierce competitor playing three sports; basketball, football and track & field. Nate was an All-State wide receiver and a state champion high jumper, where he still holds the school record. Nate continued his education at Hillsdale College where he played wide receiver on the football team. After college, he moved to Kansas City, married and had two children, Remi & Marley Mae.
Nate enjoyed all things Kansas City . . . the Royals, Chiefs, and BBQ to name a few. He was a loyal friend with a smile the size of Texas and a heart of gold. He never met a stranger and always made you feel welcome, whether he knew you for ten years or ten minutes. Nate had a photographic memory, he never forgot a name and knew the words to songs most of us could only hum to. You could always count on him to rap, sing, dance and crack a few jokes. He had a passion for cooking, and if you ever tasted his burnt ends, you knew BBQ was his specialty. He was the life of the party but what he treasured most were his two precious little girls. They were the center of his universe, the light in his eyes and the greatest legacy he leaves behind.
Nate will be missed dearly, and in his words, “Peace, homie.”
Family will meet with friends and relatives on Saturday, November 7th from 2-4pm with a Celebration of Life service following at 4pm. Both will be held at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Masks and social distancing will be required. The service will also be broadcast on Facebook live by searching @gerstgrandrapids on Facebook or clicking the Grand Rapids Facebook link on their website gerstfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made for his two girls to the Remi Marley fund @ www.gofundme.com/f/Remi-Marley-fund