Donald Clarke Blandford, 90, of Bedford, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington, DC on Dec. 4, 1921 a son of the late, William Roy Blandford and Jessie Porterfield Blandford. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Brig. Gen. William O. Blandford and Robert Roy Blandford. Don was retired from the Department of Defense and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II in the 82nd Airborne. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Nell Blandford, his son, Bruce Roy Blandford, Sabillasville, MD; nieces and nephews, Bob Blandford, Northern VA; Barbara Ann Helm-Blandford, Northern VA; William Blandford, Wisconsin; Lynn Blandford, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Ann Fuqua, Clinton, MD; Nancy Gray, Altavista. Memorials may be made to the Bedford Moose Lodge # 1897, P.O. Box 76, Bedford, VA 24523 or the Bedford Fire Department, 315 Bedford Ave. Bedford, VA 24523. Burial will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford,24523 (540-586-7360).
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2012