Gary Arnold Bledsoe

  • Birth 28 Nov 1951 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 2009 Knox County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Other
  • Memorial ID 34518264

BLEDSOE, GARY ARNOLD - passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Parkwest Hospital. He is preceded in death by parents, Warren E. and Olga Kitts Bledsoe. He is survived by his wife, Jo Helm of Knox ville; two daughters, Holly K. Bledsoe of Knoxville, and Eve Ashley Bledsoe of Tazewell; sister, Jeanie Chaney Stow and husband Steve of Knoxville; brother, Warren E. Bledsoe, Jr. of Cosby; granddaughter, Jordan Johnson of Knoxville; nephew, Matthew Chaney of San Diego; niece, Bridgette Bledsoe of Knoxville; many relatives and friends; and his feline shadow, Bogey. Born November 28, 1951 in Knoxville, he attended Fulton High School and later enlisted in the Marines, last serving in Vietnam where he was seriously wounded. He was awarded the Purple Heart and was a life member of VFW Post 1733. He retired from the US Postal Service after 30 years of service and was also a member of NALC. Those who knew and loved Gary will remember his wit and zest for life, especially Caribbean life. Gary decided to be cremated with no services, a decision we honor. Any memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 6720 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc.


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