Elton "Blood" Bledsoe, 91, of Benton Harbor departed this life Oct. 6, 2021.
A service celebrating his life will be held Oct. 22 at Robbins Brothers Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.robbinsbrothersfh.com.
Elton was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Luxora, Ark., to Robert and Pearlie Bledsoe.
He attended school at Double Bridges and Princess Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Luxora.
He later relocated to Benton Harbor, where he met and married his loving wife, Virginia Bledsoe, on Aug. 11, 1965.
Elton worked at Superior Steels for several years, and spent numerous years at Michigan Standard Alloys until 1978, when he was seriously injured, forcing him into retirement.
He loved his family. He considered himself a "jack-of-all-trades." When he was in good health, you could find him any day under the hood of an automobile. Elton loved fishing, cooking meals and occasionally trying his hand at home improvements.
Elton leaves to cherish his memory his children, Ronald Wysinger, Pamela Wysinger-Woodley, Michelle Bledsoe, Joyce Bledsoe, Kimberly Wysinger-Brown (Walter), Teresa Bledsoe and Anthony Wysinger. Elton was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Bledsoe; son, Carl Bledsoe; granddaughter, Whitney Bledsoe; great-grandson, Jaylen Roseburgh; parents, Robert and Pearlie Bledsoe; sister, Lillie Mae Thompson; and brothers, William Earl Bledsoe and Arthur Bledsoe.