Hugh “Boo” Bledsoe, 87, of Amarillo died Friday, November 16, 2018.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Allan Sandlin officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Hugh was born June 9, 1931 to James Monroe and Gladys Bledsoe. He was a graduate of Amarillo High School. After joining the Navy at age 18, he served his country honorably during the Korean War from 1949-1954 then served in the reserves from 1955-1963. He owned Bledsoe Construction for 45 years and worked hard on the Lady Bird Beautification projects across the country. He married the love of his life, Joy Jean, on January 30, 1999.
He was a member of Khiva Shriners and was a 32nd degree Mason.
Hugh enjoyed fishing with his grandkids and best friend, Andy Anderson. The one thing he enjoyed the most was attending his great-grandkids activities. He even traveled to Denver, Dallas, Lubbock, and Albuquerque to watch them play volleyball.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joy Jean Bledsoe; sister, Delores Thurston; son, Jeff Galey; and his best friend, Andy Anderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Becki Galey, of Amarillo; a sister, Peggy Taylor, of Fritch; a brother, Rex Bledsoe and wife Glenda, of Amarillo; grandchildren, Jeff Pevehouse and wife Lupe, of Eunice, NM, Kelly Barnes and husband Blake of Amarillo; great-grandchildren, Morgan Pevehouse of Burleson; Paige and Jenna Stavenhagen, of Amarillo, Mya and Awgust Pevehouse, of Eunice, NM; several precious nieces, nephews, and friends.
We would like to thank BSA Hospice Care of the Southwest for their amazing care.