William Ody Bledsoe, 71, of Stewardson entered into eternal rest at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday (July 31, 2012). He was a current resident of Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will b held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson. Burial will follow at the Stewardson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

William was born the son of L. Ody and Alice Mary Bledsoe, December 23, 1940, in New Castle, Indiana. He married Betty Lou Brown on December 21, 1968 in Stewardson and she preceded him in death July 6, 1984.

William was employed at Quality Pallets for more than 30 years. He was an avid baseball fan and treasured every moment with his family.

He leaves behind two daughters, Beverly (Mark) Lawrence of Burlison, TN and Belinda (special friend, Brad Koester) of Effingham.

He has rejoined his loving wife, his parents, and several other family members.