Roger Bledsoe

Roger Williams Bledsoe, 95, of Simpsonville, widower of Mahala Mintz Bledsoe, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Born in Charleston, he was the son of the late Ira Irvin Bledsoe, Sr. and the late Hattie Pierce Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater. After serving his country, Mr. Bledsoe began working for Eastern Air Lines for the next 38 1/2 years. Prior to his retirement, he was serving as lead mechanic.

Mr. Bledsoe is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Black of Simpsonville; a son Gene Bledsoe and his wife, Bobbie of Mint Hill, NC; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Bledsoe of Shelby, NC; 5 grandchildren, Joe and his wife, Abigail, Derek, Scott and his wife, Stephanie, Lee, and Christie and her husband, John; 7 great grandchildren, Joe and his wife, Brittany, Carson, Jaspar, Bailey, Tucker, Mollie, and Ellie; two great-great grandchildren, Lucas and Greyson; and a brother, Francis Bledsoe.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Bledsoe was preceded in death by a son, Dene Bledsoe; three brothers, Jack, Ira and John; and a great granddaughter, Aislyn.

A Visitation will be held at Cannon Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am. The Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Cannon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family of Roger Bledsoe

  • Fern Farris Brinkley
    5 years ago

    Bonnie, my sincere condolences to you and all your family. Please know I am holding you really close to my heart in these days. May the peace of God enfold you. Fern Farris Brinkley

  • Nanci Arnold
    5 years ago

    /hi Bonnie, you and I we met once, but i spent lots of time with Roger at Fairview Park. I was given misinformation about the funeral, so I still feel sick that i missed it,. I loved Roger so much. We were close friends. I was not there the morning that he fell. I came about an hour later. I wish i could have seen him his last day on earth. My only consolulation to losing Roger and missing his funeral is that I know he is in heaven with Jesus enjoying all the rewards he earned on earth. Everyone at Fairview Park loves him including me. Wish I had more time to spend with you, Bonnie. Sorry this all happened to you during your knee surgery making everything so much more difficult. Nanci Arnold, my first name is spelled with an i. December 30, 2018.

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