Earnest Bledsoe

December 3, 2018

Big Stone Gap, VA – Willie Earnest Bledsoe passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at Heritage Hall Health Care in Big Stone Gap, VA. Mr. Bledsoe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad with over 40 years of service and was a member of the Odd Fellows.
Preceding him in death were the mother of his child, Doris (White) Wiseman; his wife, Fleda (Nickels) Bledsoe; parents, Cadle and Rosa (Scalf) Bledsoe and sister, Linda Kate “Addie” Kerns.
He is survived by one son, Larry Bledsoe of Big Stone Gap; a nephew, Ed Lewis; great nieces, Judy and Brenda, all of Big Stone Gap; and other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Gilliam Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Committal services will be held Friday, December 7, 2018, at Riverview Cemetery in East Stone Gap at 2:00pm. Evangelist Buddy Wilson will be officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Bledsoe Family. You may go online to view obituaries at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.

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