Stephen Lynn Bledsoe

1944 - 2021



Stephen Lynn Bledsoe 76 of Salem, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, at his home.

He was born on June 18, 1944, in Huntington, W. Virginia, to his parents; the late Hawkins and Opal (Fellure) Bledsoe.

He married Molly (Hamilton) on July 12, 1969, sharing 44 years making a wonderful life together until her passing in 2014. Stephen was a proud member of the United States Army where he served 2 terms in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Lisbon Baptist Church in Lisbon, Ohio. He was an employee of General Motors from the time that the plant opened until his retirement in 1999, after more than 32 years of employment. His main responsibility was loading the new cars onto the trains. Stephen liked to watch the nightly news to keep up with all that was going on in the world. He was a fan of old-style country music. He was an outdoorsman at heart. Fishing and hiking were Stephen’s most enjoyable activities. Back in the day, Stephen enjoyed driving around with his brothers and seeing where the back roads would take them. Stephen had a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart that went along with it.

Stephen is survived by his son; Stephen (Crystal) Bledsoe of Alabama, 4 grandchildren; Morgan and Taylor Bledsoe, Vivien Murphy, Henry Hood, brothers; John (Karen) Bledsoe of Charleston, W. Virginia, David (Trujean) Bledsoe and Jim (Karen) Bledsoe both of Fairmont, W. Virginia.

In addition to his wife and parents, Stephen is preceded in death by a grandson; Ralph Murphy, who passed away in 2016.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1 PM at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services (1617 E. State Street, Salem, Oh. 44460).  A time of visitation will be on Friday from 6-8 PM and Saturday from noon to 1 PM.  The Salem Honor Guard will render military honors at the beginning of the services on Saturday.

Stephen will be laid to rest on Monday, April 12, 2021, at St. Joseph Cemetery (4500 Foley Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45238)

Care was entrusted by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services of Salem, Ohio.

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Kyle, Clay and Michele

April 9, 2021 1:45 PM

Sorry for your loss brother.
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The Todd Family and CALIBRE Systems

April 12, 2021 6:12 PM

Thinking of you and your family during this trying time. You are in our prayers.
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Shirley "Mom" Hofer

April 11, 2021 11:01 AM
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Dear "little Steve",
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.  You take care.  Love, Mom Hofer

Mary Dille

April 9, 2021 11:45 AM

Our prayers go out to all families and friends.
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Opal Joy

April 8, 2021 10:42 PM

So sad to hear the passing of Steve, Him n his wife would do take out from the store, it was a sad day when he lost the love of his life. He still came in from time to time n we would talk about riding out in the. country. You will be missed deeply. Mayb the next time we see each other, it will b passing each other on a country ride.  Will miss you.......  Opal Joy( Quaker Village)

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