Raymond Thomas Bledsoe passed away Friday, January 27, 2012, at Willow Care Nursing Home, Willow Springs, Missouri.
Raymond, son of the late Tommy and Dreta Bledsoe, was born on March 27, 1935 in Greenfield, New Mexico.
He and Barbara Hicks were married on August 13, 1959, in Sweetwater, Texas. To this union three sons were born, John Todd, Jason Ted and Nolan Ray.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Dreta Bledsoe, and two sisters, Wanda Lee Bledsoe and Carolyn Sue Bledsoe.
Raymond is survived by three sons, Todd and Sandy Bledsoe of Cabool, Missouri, Ted and Venita Bledsoe of Dover, Delaware, and Nolan Bledsoe of Amarillo, Texas; two granddaughters, Allie Bledsoe of Cabool and Shelby Bledsoe, Dover, Delaware; two grandsons, Sayer and Sage Bledsoe of Amarillo, Texas; three brothers, Don and Betty Bledsoe of Arlington, Texas, Tommy and Georgia of Artesia, New Mexico, and Ross and Val Bledsoe of Artesia, New Mexico; and two sisters, Dot Ford of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico,, and Peggy and Bill Hefner, of Kermit, Texas; two aunts, Lela Pearl Waggoner of Roswell, New Mexico, and Margaret Williams, Carlsbad, New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Hagerman Cemetery, Hagerman, New Mexico.
Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home, Cabool, and the Terpening Funeral Home, Artesia, NM.