Thomas Harold Bledsoe Jr., age 72, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his home in Newland, NC.

He was born on September 16, 1946 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, a son of Thomas Harold and Mary Catherine Frady Bledsoe.

Tom was a fun loving, loyal people person that loved is family and friends. He was considered the Life of the Party.

He was very active and enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, gardening and hiking. He loved the outdoors, but liked to go dancing as well.

Tom worked for over 30 years with Fortner Insurance, both as an Agent and Owner.

He was active in many organizations Kiwanis, Jaycee's Chamber of Commerce. He held various office of leadership and won many awards.

He was preceded in death by his by his parents Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Son, Mitchell (Leanne) Bledsoe of Newland, NC, Daughter, Lauren (Aaron) Kracht of Raleigh, NC, Life Companion, Jeannie Holman of Linville, NC, Brother, Richard Bledsoe of San Diego, CA, Niece, Gina Bledsoe of San Diego, CA.

Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas Harold Bledsoe Jr. will be held on, Friday, July 5, 2019 beginning at 11:00AM from St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church with Father Christopher M Gober officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm on Thursday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery, Fletcher, North Carolina

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Alzheimers Foundation, 225 N Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

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