Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 28, 2013

Kenneth C. Bledsoe


The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS-Funeral services for Kenneth C. Bledsoe, 87, Athens are scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10am at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Parker officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Bledsoe died March 28, 2013 in Athens.

He was born May 22, 1925 in Italy, Texas to the late Howard Howell and Maggie Annie Florence Couch Bledsoe. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force attached to 464th Bomb Group, 776th Bomb Squadron.

Kenneth had been a resident of Athens the past 67 years. He was employed with Lone Star Gas  37 years. He was a member of Central Baptist Church since 1950, serving as song director seven years, treasurer 12 years and  was a deacon since 1955. He also taught the Adult II Sunday school class many years. He was Assistant Scout Master five years with Troop 349.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Averal and Marvin Bledsoe and Matthew Bledsoe.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rosalie Bledsoe, Athens, sons Kenneth C. Bledsoe II and wife Charlene, Independence, Mo., Russell Lee Bledsoe and wife Karan, Athens, brothers Max Howard Bledsoe and Charles Bledsoe, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

No visitation is scheduled.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Road, Suite 100, Dallas, TX  75244.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com