Charles Edward Bledsoe, Sr., 73 of Smiths Grove died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at North Crest Medical Center in Springfield, TN.
He was a son of the late Noah William and Lydia Hunt Bledsoe and is preceded in death by three sisters, Willodean Watt, Pauline Haley, Nola Hargis; four brothers, Eugene Thomas Bledsoe, James Paul Bledsoe, Ellis David Bledsoe, Joseph Monroe Bledsoe. He was a disabled Army Veteran and of the Baptist faith where he was saved at the age of 16 while in the tobacco patch.
His survivors include his son, Charles Bledsoe, Jr. (Andra); four grandchildren, Campbell Bledsoe, Claire Bledsoe, Camryn Bledsoe and Caelyn Bledsoe; three sisters, Ruth Wingfield, Jean Cooke (Jimmy), Betty Rae (Henry); two brothers Noah William Bledsoe, Jr. (Lavenda) and Larry Bledsoe Sr. (Helen); several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy& Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Otter Gap Cemetery with Military honors. Visitation 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.