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Hugh “Boo” Bledsoe

Hugh "Boo" Bledsoe

Hugh “Boo” Bledsoe

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.

4 Comments

  • Sarah Weathers Posted November 21, 2018 10:05 am

    Kelly,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, he was a sweet man. I know you loved him dearly. Please know we are thinking about you! Love you

  • Vickie and Ronnie Wheeler Posted November 24, 2018 8:20 am

    Ronnie and I are sorry for your loss. Huge was our neighbor and we enjoyed visiting with him. Huge was always sitting in his garage. He always waved . We were very blessed to have known Huge. He will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  • Michael K. Smith Posted November 28, 2018 7:16 am

    Hugh was a very nice man. I respected him greatly. Mike

  • Rick Romero Posted November 28, 2018 10:41 pm

    So sorry to hear of Hugh passing. I live a couple houses down from him and would see him everyday setting in his garage always waving at me. I loved to see him in the yard in the summer and would go over sometimes and we would just talk about whatever. Always such a nice guy to just talk to and such a great neighbor. You will be missed my friend, this next summer will not be the same without seeing you in your chair. Rest in peace, you and your entire family are in my prayers.

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