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Nathan “Nate” Alexander Blevins

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 (6) and Marley Mae (4), their mother, Dina (Wathan) Blevins; father, Caesar Blevins of Kansas City, MO; mother, Cathy Uecker and stepfather, Bill, 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.

There will be a celebration of his life in Kansas City and Grand Rapids. Details will be provided at a later date.


Nate will be missed dearly, and in his words, he would say, “Peace, homie.”


Kris Bennett Oct 13 ,2020

Friend-in-law ,Seattle ,Washington

I am so, so sorry. Just know my heart is breaking for your loss of what sounds like an absolutely incredible son. Love to you all from across the miles. ♥️Kris

Michele Marino and Marty Oct 13 ,2020

Cathy and Bill, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I had the privilege to meet your son, Nate at Sam’s grad party. The BBQ he prepared is still one of the best I’ve had. I want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you process this huge loss. ❤️

Nina Yoakum Oct 13 ,2020

Friend of the entire family ,ORLANDO ,Florida

My heart breaks for my friend Cathy. We have had so many talks about her Nate over 39 years. Was he ever the most inquisitive little boy who asked the question WHY about everything. He was the one that was jumping on our backyard in ground trampoline with my son Mark and ripppppppp Cathy and I turned to look and no one was there. They ripped thru the trampoline and fell to the ground. We all laughed our heads off once the shock wore off and we knew they were ok. Thank God Cathy and Caesar had Nate who would go on to marry his mate Dina. They would have the two loveliest daughters that will always beam their daddy’s smile for everyone to see and remember Nate by. This is a beautiful family who was blessed to have 39 years of Nate. The girls will remember him and that is such a bright spot to hold on to. Just wish we could have held on to Nate longer on earth. Nine

Cassie Hart (Shasteen) Oct 13 ,2020

Cousin ,Louisburg ,Kansas

So sorry! Sending lots of prayers for comfort for the family.

Debbie Abraham Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Grand Rapids ,Michigan

We are so sadden to hear about Nate’s passing. My son Phil, was a close friend of his in high school. They played football, ran track & loved playing basketball. He was always a sweet boy & so nice to have around. It was so sad to hear about his passing. So young & now he is gone. Even though, we haven’t seen you in quite awhile, you will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family as they go through this sad time. It’s so hard when you lose a child. It’s not suppose to be that way. God Bless his family & his 2 precious daughters. I’m sure he was a wonderful father. Love, the Abraham Family

Jeremiah Jones Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Grand Rapids ,Michigan

So many good memories with you, Nate. I will never forget the times we shared together. You were an awesome friend. Love you.

Susan Hull Oct 14 ,2020

Forever Friend ,Irvine ,California

My dearest Caesar: There are no words at a time like this. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Nathan, I feel as though I knew him through your beautiful photos and wonderful stories of his adventures through life. Your entire “Southwest” family is with you. I am forever honored to call you my friend. I continue to petition God for His peace, love and healing light for all. My deepest love and compassion, Susie

Sheryl Wehner Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Portland ,Oregon

I’m saddened to hear of Nate’s passing. He was a fun-loving, kind friend who always had a smile on his face. He lived down the street from me in high school, we ran track together, and he was my sweet senior year prom date! I’m sure that his infectious laugh has stayed with him since high school and that he added joy to many lives along the way. My condolences to his family and friends.

Jim Horton Oct 14 ,2020

Friend of Nate's father ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

My sincere condolences. I cannot imagine losing a son. My prayers are with you and your family.

Diazzy Putthoff Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri

To the Uecker and Blevins families: My heart is aching at your loss. Nathan was a beautiful soul whose bright light burned for a mere 39 years. Gone way too soon, but never forgotten. His smile will live on in his beautiful daughters faces for all to see and remember him by. My love to you all! Diazzy

Kimberly Cheek-Leabo Oct 14 ,2020

Lifelong Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

With the heaviest of hearts, I send my condolences and prayers to you, Cathy, and to your family. I knew the ‘young Nate’; a boy full of life, laughter, and love for his mom. He had such beautiful character and I am truly blessed to have shared even a small piece his heart. RIP Nate. I’ll always remember your smiling face! Kimmy Cheek

Ralph & Bea Harwick Oct 14 ,2020

Cancer Zero Friends ,Mission ,Kansas

Caesar, We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of your son! We felt like we knew him from all the wonderful things that you told us about him and his two children. For some reason we will probably never know GOD needed him to come home to Him. Prayers for you and the rest of your family.

David DeJesus Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Studio City ,California

I am so saddened to hear that Nate passed away. I truly will miss his friendship and even though we didn’t see each other a lot after leaving KC, whenever we talked it was like we didn’t skip a beat. I loved his passion for his girls. They meant the world to him. That’s what hurts my heart!! Also his cooking and the Chiefs. (Bills Chiefs was always fun for us!!!!) To his family- I will be praying for u all and hope u cherish each other even more now. He was a light and will be always remembered for his big smile!!! Love u all!!! Love u bro and hope to see u in heaven!! You can have whatever u like- T.I.

Noah Uecker Oct 14 ,2020

Nephew ,Minnesota

Nate and I used to be closer when I was younger. I will say he was so fun to be around with all of my uncles as well. We all partied and had a blast. I’ll miss you nate. I remember you said when I graduated you’d be on stage with me flippin the bird to all the teachers. You will be missed and my prayers go out to all of my other family members. I love you all❤️

Ronald Chen Oct 14 ,2020

Friend of Caesar ,Kansas

I’m so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Johnny and Sandy Brann Oct 14 ,2020

Friends ,Grand Rapids ,Michigan

Great young Man. We enjoyed watching Nate grow up. Nate will be missed. We love and will miss you Nate. Condolences to the family. Johnny and Sandy Brann

Heather and Allan Cox Oct 14 ,2020

Friend From High School ,Pasadena ,California

My brother Allan and I were so saddened to hear of the unexpected loss of our friend Nate. I was on the track and field team with Nate at FHC and I loved cheering him on when he was competing in high jump - he will probably always hold that high school record! I vividly remember how stunned he was each time he would jump higher and higher and just have a HUGE smile on his face - it's a memory i'll hold close. Nate, you had the best fun-guy attitude - thanks for all the smiles and a lot of laughs. Bless you and your family.

Liz (Croci) Holmes Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Denver ,Colorado

My condolences are with Nate’s whole family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I have nothing but fond and fun memories of Nate from high school and can honestly say that he made those years better with him in it. My favorite memories all involve him and his huge, bright smile! He always made sure to tell me how much he loved my dad when he passed away and made sure to reiterate that on his death anniversary. It was so thoughtful and it is something I will always remember. Nate-you had such a HUGE heart-thank you for your kindness. Rest In Peace.

Tara Matson Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Chicago ,Illinois

Love you, Jess! Here for you and praying for the whole family. - Brett and Tara

Amber Sanderlin Oct 15 ,2020

Old Coworker ,Independence ,Missouri

I am sorry for your loss. Nate was an old coworker and my birthday twin down to the year. He was a bright happy intelligent person that no-one could be unhappy being around. He loved his family very much and my condolences go out to you and his littles. Bless you all.

Sara Smith Oct 15 ,2020

friend ,Greenwood ,Missouri

Cathy and Caesar, I was one of those people who only met Nate for about ten minutes out at the stadium. This was when your first granddaughter was a baby,and he was proudly showing her off! He did make an impression, even in a short time-you're right. I know how much you both loved him. I guess the best you can do is dwell on your gladness that you had him. You are all in my prayers, and in my heart. I am so dreadfully sorry! Much love, Sara Smith

Scotty Abbgy Oct 15 ,2020

Classmate ,Austin ,Texas

You will be greatly missed and have fun memories during high school and the nicknames are used to give me. Thinking of you and all of our good times together and will pray for your family.

Tyler Schaaf Oct 15 ,2020

Friend ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Condolences, Nate will be dearly missed.

Lisa Lockett Oct 15 ,2020

Friend of Jessica ,St. Louis ,Missouri

Jessica and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! God bless you during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. Kind regards, Lisa Lockett

Ryan Sage Oct 15 ,2020

Family ,Fenton ,Michigan

Cathy & Bill: You guys are just wonderful people. Look forward to hugging you sometime very soon. I pass along my sincerest condolences. Love you guys, Ryan

Peter Crescenti Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Loganville ,Georgia

I’m so sorry for this tremendous loss. My families thoughts and prayers go out to you and you and your family .

Lucy and Ed Esch Oct 16 ,2020

Friend of Cathy and Bill ,Grand Rapids ,Michigan

Cathy and Bill, We are so saddened about Nate. I had the priviledge of meeting him in person and it's true..he does have a smile the size of Texas! Also true that it was instant "like" when I met him. I also heard him on the phone many times with his Mom and often with his girls in the background. The love was so real. I will pray for your strength during this time...Everyone that knows you... loves you... and may all the friendships and prayers and healing thoughts help you all through this time.

Andy Strate Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,GRAND RAPIDS ,Michigan

I'll never forget you and your ability to make people laugh. Love you man.

Brian McRae Oct 16 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I just wanted to send my condolences to the family. Bless all of you in this time. BMac

Yvonne McCay Oct 17 ,2020

My son's grew up with Ceasar at Mt. Pleasant Church. ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My family knew Ceasar when he was a member at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. I remember when Nathan was born. He was the love of his grandparents life. I watched him grow into a fine young man.

Todd Kinsey Oct 17 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

There’s a lot of adjectives to describe Nate, but the one that always jumps out to me is Loyal. Loyal to his girls, his family, his friends, his sports teams, his BBQ, his music; to anything he cared about. Nate & Dina got me through some of the toughest times of my life, and in turn showed me some of the best times in my life. I’ll always remember him as a smiling, giving, fun, loyal friend who would do anything for you. I can’t wait to watch his legacy continue through his two beautiful & attitude filled girls. He couldn’t be reincarnated better. Love and miss you brother.

Eric Moreock Oct 20 ,2020

Friend of parents ,Benson ,Arizona

Truly sorry for your loss. Just know Nate will always be watching. Great young man!