In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his brothers, James (Hollywood) Bledsoe and Jeff Bledsoe; one sister, Dolly Ann Dyer; and one grandchild, Madison Crow.
He is survived by his wife, Donna McKnight Bledsoe; children, Kristie McKnight of Benham, William (Buddy) McKnight and Stephanie Crow of Cumberland, Lori McKnight of Cumberland, Sharon (Leroy) Monk of Mount Vernon, Melinda (Melvin) Powell of Mount Vernon, and William (Teresa) Bledsoe of Ovenfork; one brother, Chuck Bledsoe of Whitesburg; grandchildren, Mathew Hughes, Kadence Crow, Evan Crow, Jacob Banks, Jonathan Marlow, Matthew Marlow, Cody Monk, Jordan Powell, Aliyah Powell, William Tyler Bledsoe, Sean Bledsoe and Kylie Bledsoe; one great-grandchild; and a host of family and friends who will mourn his passing.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Tri City Funeral Home on Friday, July 20, 2012, at 2 pm with RB Browning officiating. Interment will follow in the Peaceful Acres Cemetery at Hiram, KY.
You may leave online condolences for the family at www.harlanobits.net.
Tri City Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.