Mr. Bledsoe retired from sales for Ingram Barge Co. of Paducah and was on the board of directors of Tim-Tom Waterways.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Judy Ann Holland Bledsoe of Paducah; his daughter, Deborah Canup and husband Ronald of Paducah and Jennifer Bledsoe of Sarrasota, Fla.; one sister, Beverly Gutierrez and husband German of Lexington, Ky.; two granddaughters, Ashley Canup of Waco, Texas and Emily Bremer and husband Matt of Metropolis; and great-grandchildren, Kellum Bremer and Tillie Ray Bremer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Edward and Lelah Kellum Bledsoe.
Funeral service was held Friday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev Gregory Waldrop officiating. Burial followd at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made in the form of donations to a great-nephew’s cancer treatment: Central Bank/Donation Account, Tanner Gutierrez, 300 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507.