Chet Channings ‘Johnny’ Bledsoe

Published 2:11 pm Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mr. Chet Channings “Johnny” Bledsoe, 88, of US 601 North, Mocksville, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Danby House in Winston-Salem.

He was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Ashe County to the late Boston Franklin and Eva Caroline Greer Bledsoe. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bledsoe retired from Drexel Heritage. He enjoyed gardening and working with his hands.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Wayne Channings Bledsoe; and 5 brothers, Claude, Jack, Harold, Buddy and Darrell Bledsoe.

Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Helen Winebarger Bledsoe of Danby House; 2 daughters, Debra Wilkins (Terry) of Yadkinville and Janice Whitaker (Jeffrey) of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Travis Wilkins (Tonya), Joseph Wilkins, Justin Whitaker and Emily Whitaker; 4 great-grandchildren, Rachel Wilkins, Easton Wilkins, Brianna Wilkins and Anna Wilkins; a brother, Ted Bledsoe of Mocksville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Dan Swan officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial was at noon Monday, Oct. 23 at Woodford Cemetery in Todd.

Memorials: Community Home Care and Hospice, 1308 Davie Avenue, Statesville, 28677.