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July 19, 2013

Harry N. Bevins Jr.

The Daily Star

---- — Harry N. Bevins Jr.

MORRIS — Harry Nathan Bevins Jr., 69, of Morris, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Harry was born in Delhi, the son of Harry Nathan Bevins Sr. and Jessie Jane (Babcock) Bevins. Harry was raised in Gilboa but lived in McGraw, Cortlandt and spent many years in Walton, before moving to Morris.

In 1968 to 1969, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served his country. While in the USMC Harry received many medals; the RVN Cross of Gallantry, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.

After serving in the military, Harry married the love of his life, Lynn Ann Rachiele, in DeLancey.

Harry then pursued the career of a truck driver, spending long hours and endless days on the road away from his family.

Before health issues forced him to retire, he was a proud owner/operator for over 15 years with Buanno Transportation, where he received the “Outstanding Safe Drivers Award.”

His world revolved around his family, enjoying all the simple things life had to offer such as dancing with his wife, cooking for his family and putting together model cars for his daughters and friends. He enjoyed spending time with his family pets, his bulldog and his African Grey parrot. He loved his animals dearly and was a true friend to all.

He is survived by his two daughters, Leslie Bevins (Jody Ellis) and Crystal Bevins (Jacy Sepesi); grandson, Wyatt Nathan Sepesi; three sisters, Ruth Wood (Walter), Sue Floyd (David) and Lyla Mudge (Danny); the Kilmer family and the Sepesi family. Harry also left behind his best friend/bulldog, Scoobert John.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lynn Ann; his brother, Gene Bevins; and his sisters, Betty Millet and Linda Bevins.

Calling hours will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 23, 2013. A memorial service with military honors will immediately follow with the Rev. Kurt Funke officiating. A celebration of Harry’s life will be held at the Morris VFW on Ellis Road following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to At Home Care Inc., 25 Elm St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.