Baker Harrold BledsoeJune 4th, 2021
Baker Harrold Bledsoe, 80, of Linden, Tx. passed away on May 30, 2021 in Texarkana as a result of injuries sustained in a recent fall at his home. Baker was born December 30, 1940 in Linden, Tx. to Hollis Harrold Bledsoe and Willie Volante Baker Bledsoe at their home on Tobacco Road. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1959 and then proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1963, serving one year in Korea at the DMZ. He began selling magazines door to door at the age of 14 in Odessa, Tx. and continued this occupation following his military service. He later followed in the footsteps of his father into the trucking industry eventually spending most of his career with B.F. Walker Trucking Company as Regional and District Manager. He retired in 2002 to manage his family B & H Cattle Ranch for several years. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judith A. Bledsoe, his ex-wife Lynda Bledsoe - the mother of his two children; his daughter Lisa McKellar, son-in-law Clifton McKellar, and grandson Layne McKellar; his son Bobby Bledsoe, daughter-in-law Catherine Bledsoe, and grand-children Kaitlyn Bledsoe, Carena Bledsoe, and Andrew Bledsoe. One step-daughter Katheryn Wilson of Watsonville, Ca., step-grandson Corey Wilson of Santa Clara, Ca. and step-granddaughter Chamaya Wilson of Aptos, Ca. Also, one brother Billie Ronald Bledsoe and family of Longview, Tx. All friends, family, neighbors, and associates are invited to attend a casual Memorial gathering at his home at 1197 CR 1899, Linden, Tx. on June 19, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to honor his death and remember and celebrate his life. Come and go as you please - a short eulogy from his son, Bobby Bledsoe, will be delivered at 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Phone 903-756-7355, 903-799-0823. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.Hospice of Texarkana.org.