CHILLICOTHE - James "Jim" Bledsoe, 76, of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of Chillicothe, Ill., died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in California.
He was born on May 2, 1938, in Peoria, Ill., to Austin and Dimple Jenkins Bledsoe.
Surviving are one sister, Phyllis Birkner of Washington, Ill., and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Allen.
He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1961 to 1965. Upon his discharge, he went to California and retired from California Edison.
His body was donated to medical science. Inurnment will be at a later date in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family.
Jim's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to his family.