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Richard Alan Bledsoe | 1955-2018

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Richard Alan Bledsoe

Richard Alan Bledsoe, 62, of Rhome, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Decatur.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with Dr. Scott Youngblood officiating.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers are Charlie Collins, Mike May, Jerry Williams and Russell Strickland.

Richard was born July 22, 1955, in Waco to Kenneth Boyd Bledsoe and Peggie Strickland Bledsoe. He grew up in Waco and graduated from Richfield High School. He was an independent contractor for several years before becoming director of facilities for EFW in Fort Worth. He was the recipient of numerous awards at EFW and served as fundraising chairman for the American Junior Golf Association-Elbit Systems of America Classic.

Richard enjoyed hunting, softball, four-wheeling, golf, fishing, shooting, cooking and anything else outdoors. He supported numerous charities, particularly those supporting breast cancer, children, veterans and animal rescues.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Sherry Maxwell of Little Rock, Ark.; and cousins Larry Wright of Temple, Russell Strickland and Glenda Hamilton of Mexia, Jeff Strickland of Corpus Christi and Carol Williamson of Perkinston, Miss.

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