Grover William Bledsoe, 91, of East Ridge passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013. He and his wife were active members of Ridgedale United Methodist Church which later became East Ridge United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and was involved in the battles of Iwo Jima, Saipan and Guam. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League. Mr. Bledsoe was retired from Bell Telephone Company and had worked with Boy Scouts of America with different troops in the Chattanooga area for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnett Bledsoe and a daughter, Kathlene Bledsoe Tiner.
Survivors include two sons, Chuck (Teresa) Bledsoe of East Ridge and their son, Josh Bledsoe residing in Singapore and Michael D. (Jennifer) Bledsoe and their children, Blake and Briley; three other grandchildren, Jenny, Jeff and Kim Tiner all of Ft. Payne, Alabama; one sister, Mildred Bledsoe Ivester; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South Moore Road. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM Monday, September 16, 2013 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and CNAs at Rossville NHC and the staff of Hospice of Chattanooga.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Ridge United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Chattanooga.