Jack Bledsoe

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Leaston "Jack" Bledsoe, 79, of Sikeston died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Miner Nursing Center.

He was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Westport, Tenn., son of James Thomas and Era Baccum Bledsoe.

Bledsoe had worked for Associated Natural Gas Co.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Bledsoe of Kelso, Mo.; three daughters, Loretta Ray of Sikeston, Betty Long of Nashville, Tenn., Shirley Phillips of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Hollis Bledsoe of Avoca, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery at Matthews, Mo.