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Raymond Dewayne Bledsoe

June 17, 1943 — February 22, 2024

Batesville

Raymond Dewayne Bledsoe, 80, of Batesville, departed this life on Thursday, February 22, 2024.  He was born on June 17, 1943 in Cairo, Illinois, to Raymond Bledsoe and Eulah Robbins.

Raymond was very skillful in working as a rock mason during his younger years. Later on he worked in the trucking industry.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on the farm with cattle.  He loved his family dearly which included his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and instilled in them family values which continue today.  His family has fond memories of him riding throughout the Midwest during his late 60’s on his favorite bike which was a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Raymond was of the Baptist faith and was a member at Maple Springs Baptist Church.

Raymond is survived by his sons, Jamie (Tena) Bledsoe, of Batesville and Raymond (Amanda) Bledsoe, of Batesville; his daughter, Debbie Bledsoe Hall, of Rosie; his grandchildren, April (Jeremy) Russell, Denise (Hunter) Douglas, Christopher (Erica) Bledsoe, Jeremy (April) Bledsoe, Gabriel Bledsoe, Blake Bledsoe, and Kelsie Bledsoe; eleven great grandchildren; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Lee, his son, Keith Bledsoe, and grandson, Matthew Williams.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024 in the Doty Southside Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Tom Doty officiating.  Burial will follow the service in the Maple Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blake Bledsoe, Gabriel Bledsoe, Jeremy Bledsoe, Christopher Bledsoe, Ricky Fuller, and Gleneth St. John.

Visitation time will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024 and continue until service time.


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Visitation

Monday, February 26, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Monday, February 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, February 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Maple Springs Cemetery

Maple Springs Rd, AR 72571

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