Glenn Bledsoe PDF Print E-mail

Glenn Murphy Bledsoe, 55, of Newberry, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009.

Born on July 30, 1954, in Whitmire, he was a son of the late Ike Bledsoe, Sr. and Martha Murphy Bledsoe. He graduated in 1972 from Whitmire High School and attended North Greenville College. He was employed by the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs at Whitten Center where he was the Director of Volunteer Services. He was a member of the Friends of Whitten Center and supported individuals with disabilities for many years. Mr. Bledsoe was a member of The Master’s Baptist Church and attended St. James Lutheran Church. He was a member of Goodfellows in Whitmire, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Newberry Country Club and a former board member of the Bush River Activity Association.

Surviving are his wife, Annette Williams Bledsoe; a son, Benjamin Murphy Bledsoe of the home; a sister, Marcy (Mike) Lake of Saluda; brothers, Ike (Lana) Bledsoe, Jr. of Whitmire, Rev. Eddie Bledsoe of Newberry and Dan Bledsoe of Columbia; his mother-in-law, Bobby Ann Williams; a brother-in-law, Danny (Beverly) Williams; a sister-in-law, Chrissie (Mark) Campitella and a number of special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009, at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Rodney Gunter and Rev. Todd Johnson. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Friends of Whitten Center or Whitten Center Parents Club, PO Drawer, 239, Clinton, SC 29325.

Active pallbearers: Todd Frazier, Murray Gray, Robbie Jennings, Lee Moss, Russell Neel, Tony Prather, Barry Shealy, and Sam Taylor

A memorial message may be sent to the family by clicking the "Add Condolence" link below.

 

Comments  

 
#215 Guest 2010-08-16 13:39
Annette and Benjamin,

Please know that the two of you are still in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and I miss Glenn so much. He was a wonderful big brother to the love of my life (Dan) and a great brother in law to me. Take care and keep in touch.

Dan,Debby,Caleb and Zachary Bledsoe
 
 
#214 Guest 2010-01-07 20:33
Annette & Ben, We were so sorry to learn about Glenn. He was one of a kind, always had something nice to say. He will be missed by all of us. We continue to hold you in our hearts and prayers.
Love, Evelyn & Fred Taylor
 
 
#213 Guest 2010-01-05 16:03
Annette and Ben: I am truly and utterly saddened by the loss of Glenn...I started off at Whitten in 1981 in the Records Dept., leaving Whitten in 1992 and transferring to Coastal. In all my years at Whitten Center, Glenn never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face...no matter what he was doing, he gave it 150 percent! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Annette, and with your son, Ben. My heart is breaking for you both...may God bless you and keep you safe. Please accept my utmost sympathy for you, Ben, and the rest of the Bledsoe and Williams family.
 
 
#212 Guest 2010-01-05 14:04
It is with deep heart felt sympathy that I send my condolences to Glenn's family. I can remember as a little girl my daddy (Todd Frazier) A.K.A "Chief", Glenn, Jamie Patrick, Calvin Young, Buddy Bridges, etc. all being buddies and playing basketball. As I was older I would run into Glenn or Ms. Annette in Clinton or Newberry, both always had a smile on their faces! I never have been around Benjamin much, but I do remember thinking he looked just like his Daddy when he was a little boy. I hear you (Ben) are a great golfer. I know that this is so hard to go through. We just lost Elaine Frazier (Granny) last May, and I (WE) still grieve everyday. The only thing I can tell you to do is GIVE IT TO GOD. His plan is perfect even when it hurts so badly. It is hard to see through trials, but one day we will see the day of an UNCLOUDY DAY! Amen to that. Sometimes I just sit and weep because I miss my Granny, but I have to cry to relieve the pressure. So when you need to cry, do it. Don't hold back. Carry on the best you can, but let God be the Captain of your ship. TO MR. Eddy Bledsoe....my favorite Study hall teacher a WHS who never let us hardly say one word! LOL!.....you too are in my prayers. I didn't know all of his family, but this entire message is for all of you, even friends that miss him so dearly. I love you all. MAy God be with you all.
~Jessica Frazier Samples
 
 
#211 Guest 2010-01-05 13:01
Annette and Ben- It was indeed a pleasure to have met Mr. Glenn Bledsoe at Whitten some 14 years ago. The day I met him, it was if I had known him my entire life. I never saw a frown on his face. He knew all of the consumers names and they would smile whenever they saw him. I know he is smiling down on us now! May God continue to give you strength to move forward in your life without him, and just know that he may not be with you physically but in spirit! God Bless all of you!!
 
 
#210 Guest 2010-01-04 10:06
Please accept my condolences during this tragic time. I remember the Bledsoe family from the years I lived in Whitmire as a teenager. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#209 Guest 2010-01-01 08:53
Eddie I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, I did not know him but I do know you and I know if he was anything like you the world has truly lost a wonderful caring person, my condolances to you and his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#208 Guest 2009-12-31 11:17
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Glenn was a special person and will greatly be missed not only at Whitten Center but by all the lives he touched around the state. He was truly an advocate for people with disabilities. Take comfort in knowing that God will be with you during this time.
Ernest and Mary Gilliam
 
 
#207 Guest 2009-12-30 20:24
Annette,
I was so sorry to hear about Glenn.I am praying for you and Ben.I know it is hard ,But God is with you and will see you through these bad times.Try to trust in Him.
Love Gloria
 
 
#206 Guest 2009-12-29 22:47
Dear Bledsoe family,

I am so shocked about the bad news. I am so sorry about Glenn's early passing! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Unfortunately I can write only very shortly. I am in Indonesia. Internet is not working well. But I am thinking of you!
Holger
 
 
#205 Guest 2009-12-29 20:27
Dear Annette Ben Ike Eddie Marcy Dan and families, I was so sorry to hear about Glenn. he has always been a nice person and so down to earth with everyone he met. He will be missed and all of you are in our prayers. Fred and Penny Howard
 
 
#204 Guest 2009-12-29 16:39
Annette, I was saddened to learn of Glenn's passing. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jerrel Lynn King
Anderson Disabilities and Special Needs Board
 
 
#203 Guest 2009-12-29 16:07
I worked with Glen at Whitten Center for almost 10 years (I was Sheila Cannon) and I knew his family when I lived in Whitmire (I was Sheila Gibson). I was so, so shocked when I read of his loss. I have been gone from WC for a very long time, but I can assure you that it will never be the same with him not there. Heaven has truly gain a wonderful angel in Glen. You are all in my prayers.
 
 
#202 Guest 2009-12-29 15:58
Eddie, Marcy, Ike and Dan: I was so sorry to hear about Glenn passing. He was such a nice person and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by everyone. Tina Griffin
 
 
#201 Guest 2009-12-29 14:57
Dear Annette & Benjamin,
There are just no words to describe how saddened we were when we heard the news about Glen. I remember the first day at Whitten Center I met Glen. He has truly been a great friend over my 25+ years here at Whitten. Glen will be greatly missed by all. Glen was an outstanding man, always smiling and giving of his time. Everyone was equal in Glen's eyes - he was always nice and helpful to everyone he met. Benjamin, he was so proud when you were born - he talked about you all the time and the things that the two of you did together. Always remember the good times the two of you had together. Whitten will never be the same without Glen - he gave so much to the consumers that we serve here - he went above and beyond his duty. He will truly be missed by all. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God give you the peace that only he can give at this time in both of your lives. Walter & Anne Lawrence
 
 
#200 Guest 2009-12-29 10:42
Dear Annette and Benjamin, Please find comfort and peace at this most difficult time in your lives by knowing that others CARE very much for Glen and his family. I remember all the times working with him at Whitten Center on various activities, committees and volunteering with him at the Clinton House. Glen was beyond doubt an amazing, caring, and loving man. I will truly miss him and will be missed by all at Whitten Center! We are willing and want to help you in any way that we can. You are in our thoughts and prayers- Mary Littleton and unit 201.
 
 
#199 Guest 2009-12-29 10:38
Annette,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the Bledsoe Family. Glenn was a one of a kind person. When I worked at Midlands Center in Columbia,if he was in the area, he would stop by and made sure that I was ok. May God continue to bless you and your son. Do you remember when we were Social Workers at Whitten?
 
 
#198 Guest 2009-12-29 09:48
Annette, I was devastated to hear of Glenn's death! He was such a great human being that I enjoyed working with in past years. He will truly be missed. Hold strong to God's hand and he will guide you and Benjamin through these touch times. God Bless!!!!
 
 
#197 Guest 2009-12-28 23:00
I am in Seattle and unable to be there to express my condolences with you in Newberry. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.
 
 
#196 Guest 2009-12-28 19:45
Bledsoe Family,

We were shocked and saddened to hear about Glenn. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time of loss. God bless.

Russ and Susan Bowling
Lexington, SC
 
 
#195 Guest 2009-12-28 18:53
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May God comfort you during this time and always.
 
 
#194 Guest 2009-12-28 16:08
Glenn was a good friend to me and my sister many years ago. I never got a chance to catch back up with him, but he was the kind of fellow that you never forget. The Bledsoe family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jay Murphy...
 
 
#193 Guest 2009-12-28 14:09
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Glenn's death. I worked with him many years ago at Whitten Center. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ruth Bartley Cromer Bledsoe
 
 
#192 Guest 2009-12-28 12:16
DEAR BLEDSOE FAMILY,
WE WERE SO SAD TO HEAR OF GLENN'S PASSING. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU ALL IN THE UPCOMING YEAR.
LOVE, KEITH,KATY,KALL Y AND KLAY LUSK
THELMA AND DOUG MURPHY
 
 
#191 Guest 2009-12-28 12:14
Annette, Benjamin and family - - so sorry to hear about Glenn's death. Know that he is watching over you and Benjamin as your guardian angel. I am sorry we can not be with you today or last night - - but we have been thinking about you so much. With the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ - - your strength will be as strong as ever during this time. Tarry and Melinda Long
 
 
#190 Guest 2009-12-28 10:55
Bledsoe Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Worked with Glenn for many years at Whitten Center. Psychology Department
 
 
#189 Guest 2009-12-28 10:16
Anyone who knew Glenn loved him. He made a positive impact on so many people. He really did walk the walk. My prayers and condolences go to all of the Bledsoe family. Love,
Margie Young Martin
 
 
#188 Guest 2009-12-28 09:00
To all of Glenn's Family,
I was shocked to hear the news on the radio that morning. I just couldn't believe it! I remember Glenn always smiling....everytime I saw him. He was such a special person and he touched so many people's lives in a wonderful way. God will help you get through this tragic time. Love to you all.

Kathy B. Messer (Class of '75)
 
 
#187 Guest 2009-12-28 08:26
To the family,
Glenn was a very special man, always so friendly and so kind to everybody. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Pam
 
 
#186 Guest 2009-12-28 01:14
I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT GLENN,HE WAS SUCH A SWEETHEART. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A HUG EVERY TIME I WOULD SEE HIM. HE NEVER MET A STRANGER. I KNOW THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME,BUT ALL YOU CAN DO KNOW IS LEAVE IT ALL IN GODS HANDS, HE WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH IT ALL. BELIEVE ME, I KNOW. HE HAS FOR ME. EDDIE, IKIE, MARCY,& DAN,AS YOU KNOW WE JUST LOST TONY,WE NEVER THINK OF HAVING TO BURY OUR SIBLINGS,BUT SINCE RICKY AND TONY, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TOMORROW WILL BE.I KNOW GLENN IS IN HEAVEN WITH OUR FAMILIES AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND I KNOW THEY ALL ARE HAVING A GLORIOUS TIME TOGETHER. JUST REMEMBER WE WILL SEE THEM ALL WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN AND WE TO WILL BE SINGING AND SHOUTING THE VICTORY AS A NEW FAMILY. I LOVE YOU ALL.GOD BLESS. MIRANDA
 
 
#185 Guest 2009-12-27 21:57
Annette and family, We are so saddened and shocked to hear of your loss. We are in Indiana currently so sorry we can't visit you personally. We will be in touch when we return to Newberry. Our heartfelt thoughts,prayer s and sympathy go out to you. Love,Fred and Nancy Silver Lazzaro,Brandon ,Amber,and Dalton
 
 
#184 Guest 2009-12-27 21:57
Tony, Edith and Tyler Nelson
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bledsoe family during this time of grief. God Bless You.
 
 
#183 Guest 2009-12-27 21:35
I know Glenn will be truly missed by so many. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family. God Bless ALL-- Cathy Robertson Broome (Class of '74)
 
 
#182 Guest 2009-12-27 20:59
Annette, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Melissa & Thadd Mays
 
 
#181 Guest 2009-12-27 19:43
We were saddened to hear of Glenn's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bledsoe Family during this difficult time.
 
 
#180 Guest 2009-12-27 19:29
Annette, My heart goes out for you and your family. You are in my prayers and thoughts. May God be with you and give you comfort and strength.

Sharon Riley and family
 
 
#179 Guest 2009-12-27 17:41
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Glenn's death. Although we had not seen Glenn often in the past few years, he was always a cheerful friend and a wonderful person. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family.
 
 
#178 Guest 2009-12-27 16:15
Vera Barnes and The Barnes Family
Words can't express the heartfelt sympathy we have for the entire Bledsoe family at this time. Knowing the family as my extended family really touches my heart. Glenn was like a brother to me and also touched my heart for many years my sister was a resident at Whitten Center, he always went over and beyond. To the entire Bledsoe family have comfort in the words at Revelation 21:3,4. I cant be with you due to just having surgery but I will always be with you in spirit. I love you all so much.
Vera Barnes and Family
 
 
#177 Guest 2009-12-27 16:12
Annette,Benjami n and family-Our hearts were deeply saddened to here of Glenn s passing.He was very kind and friendly to all.Cherish the memories you have and know that you will be with him again one day.We love you all and are praying for you.Donny,Anita,Cha se, and Joshua
 
 
#176 Guest 2009-12-27 15:52
i'm so sorry to hear of your loss. annette and ben you will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time. the class of '78 will be there for you if you need us.
 
 
#175 Guest 2009-12-27 15:47
My prayers are with all who will miss Glenn and his contributions to Whitten Center. He was so helpful when I contacted him about volunteering there. I know he is greatly missed.
 
 
#174 Guest 2009-12-27 15:32
God knows what he is doing when he gives a disabled child to a parent and he really knew what he was doing when he led Glenn to work with some of them. Vaughn and I feel we were blessed to have know and loved Glenn. Our prayers and prayers are with you and and your family.
 
 
#173 Guest 2009-12-27 15:12
my prayers and sympathy to the whole family.
 
 
#172 Guest 2009-12-27 14:21
Ben, Ms. Annette, and Family: Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May the lord bring you all comfort.
 
 
#171 Guest 2009-12-27 12:55
Lloyd & Sherry Brigman Annette and Ben, Please accept our most heartfelt sorrow at the lost of your loved one. Glenn was truly a fine person. May God sustain you and comfort you at this most difficult time. Lloyd and Sherry Brigman
 
 
#170 Guest 2009-12-27 12:35
From the Gradys to the Bledsoe family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Glenn was instrumental in getting our daughter involved in volunteering at Whitten Center. He was also helpful towards our Leisure Services projects such as the 4th of July celebration. He was always friendly toward all of us. He will be greatly missed.
 
 
#169 Guest 2009-12-27 10:59
Bledsoe Family, What a perfect job that Glenn held, who better to be director of volunteer services than the greatest volunteer we know. We have never met anyone who gave so selflessly of his time for the benefit of others. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We are certain that God has a special need for Glen to take him from us so early in life. We will miss him dearly!
 
 
#168 Guest 2009-12-27 10:56
We were so sad to hear about Mr. Glenn's accident. He was such an inspiration to us, especially when he encouraged us at golf tournaments across the state. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. There's a bright new star shining down from heaven on both of you now.
 
 
#167 Guest 2009-12-27 10:45
Annette, Benjamin and Family, I was saddened and heart broken by the tragic and untimely death of Glenn. He will be missed by so many, because I know he touched a lot of lives. Please know that you all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Robbie
 
 
#166 Guest 2009-12-27 10:16
The handicapped people of Whitten Center and in SC have had no truer, harder-working friend and champion than Glenn Bledsoe. His loss to the "WC family" is astounding. May we offer our deepest sympathy to his family for their even greater loss. May God bless you and give you peace.
 
 
#165 Guest 2009-12-27 09:41
Annette, I am so sorry to hear about Glenn, I have heard only the best of things about what a great person her was, you and your son are in our prayers. Susan and Mike Swyget
 
 
#164 Guest 2009-12-27 09:40
I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#163 Guest 2009-12-27 09:39
Annette, Benjamin, Ikie, Eddie, Marcy, Dan, and all of those who loved this wonderful, kind, and funny man: I keep hearing the phrase in my head "his candle burned out long before his legend ever will" and I fully understand this now. Glenn met no strangers, loved even those who were sometimes forgotten, and added richness to all of our lives and he will never be gone in our lives because of all he gave to others. Most of all, Annette and Benjamin, I have never seen someone who loved his family more...He beamed whenever he spoke of you. I know he is watching over you still. I am heartsick and Russell, Haley Clare, and I want you all to know we love you. Susan, Russell, and Haley Clare Satterfield-Suber
 
 
#162 Guest 2009-12-27 09:15
Annette and Benjamin,it was good to talk to both of you last night. I wish there was more that we could do to help with your loss. Glen has been a special friend of mine for a long time. I admired his unconditional dedication to the work that he did for the Friends of Whitten Center.Annette and Benjamin may God be with with you in the days ahead and know that God did bring a VERY SPECIAL person home on Wednesday night. I want you to know that I have been blessed to have had Glen Bledsoe as my friend.
 
 
#161 Guest 2009-12-27 00:03
Annette & Family: My thoughts are with you. I will miss Glenn's smile and upbeat attitude. He was always so sweet to me. Whitten Center will never be the same.
 
 
#160 Guest 2009-12-26 23:59
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, Randy and Angie Gilliam
 
 
#159 Guest 2009-12-26 23:25
Annette,Benjami n & Bledsoe Family,
We are so sad to hear the loss of a good friend and classmate. Glenn was always such a happy and very polite person to everyone. I know he will be missed by everyone who has came in contact with him. Everyone at Whitten Center loved him. He was such a blessing to all of us. Our prayers are with each and everyone of the family. We are here for you if you need us.
Darlene & Stanley Wicker
 
 
#158 Guest 2009-12-26 22:51
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Glenn was such a special person and will be miss by all. To know any of the Bledsoe's to to love them. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
 
 
#157 Guest 2009-12-26 22:42
Bledsoe Family: My prayers are with each of you. Glenn was a great friend & I always enjoyed & appreciated his great personality.
He will be missed by his many friends. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him.
Praying for you all,
Martin Jackson
 
 
#156 Guest 2009-12-26 22:37
Annette & Ben, May God's strength be with and guide you through the loss of one of the most special people I have ever had the chance to know. Glenn was loved by everyone he met and had the heart of a giant. His careing, generosity, unselfeshness, and heart felt love for everyone seperated him from most. We may have lost one of the most wonderful people in the world, but our heavens now have a brighter star looking down on us all. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Kevin, Andrea, Nathan and Christopher Prater
Ninety Six SC
 
 
#155 Guest 2009-12-26 21:12
we were so sorry to hear of Glen passing. all of you will be in our prayers and thoughts.Glen was such a special person and always had a smile on his face.He will be miss by all. we pray that the Lord will give you comfort in days ahead and wrap his hands around you and hold you close to his heart.
 
 
#154 Guest 2009-12-26 21:09
I took this so much harder than anyone expect I would. Everytime I think or speak of this tragedy I cry like a baby. Glenn was my dad's "Lee Moss AKA Frog's" best friend for around 50 years, so Glenn has known me since I was born. I just recently over the past year started seeing a lot of him again out at daddy's house. Everytime he would hug me so tight , tell me he loved me, & ask how the rest of my family was doing. I believe the reason I took it so hard is he is probably 1 of only 2 or 3 men that I have the upmost respect for. He was by far one of the most wonderful if not the most wonderful men I have ever known. He always made me smile with my heart when I saw him. So genuine & incredible. I will miss him more than anyone ever would have thought. I love you Glenn. And my heart aches for Annette & Benjamin, I can't even begin to imagine their suffering. In my heart forever, Erica Anderson "Frog's daughter".
 
 
#153 Guest 2009-12-26 19:18
Annette and Ben, I was greatly saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's a tough time for you both. May God hold you close and comfort you as you face the coming days.
Dell
 
 
#152 Guest 2009-12-26 17:20
Annette & Benjamin, I know exactly what you are going through and I am so sorry. Glen meant so much to Jim, and I have always valued your friendship. The world lost 2 wonderful men this year. My heart is with you.
 
 
#151 Guest 2009-12-26 16:30
Glenn was special to the families at Whitten Center. He was always giving his all and never complaning. He will be missed by all at Whitten.
 
 
#150 Guest 2009-12-26 16:26
Annette: Please know that Glenn was a very special gentleman that I admired. He had a great influence on and many others. The family will be in my prayers.
 
 
#149 Guest 2009-12-26 16:03
Annette: My heart is broken as well as many, many other folks that loved him. TO KNOW GLENN, WAS TO LOVE HIM! We know this is a part of life that we all must face someday and it is never easy. It will be hard to face each day without your loved one, but,we also know that God had a plan for him.Just know that you have many,many friends that are willing and want to help you in anyway that we can. We love you & we care.
Pat Neal
 
 
#148 Guest 2009-12-26 15:39
Eddie,
We love you and you are in our prayers. I (Pamela) know what you are going through. If you need us call.
Love, Margie, Glenn, Pamela, Darius, & kids
 
 
#147 Guest 2009-12-26 15:35
Walter, Walt, Neal and I are sadden to hear of Glenn's passing. Annette,our thoughts and prayers are with you and pray God will comfort you and Ben during this difficult time. Glenn was always so kind and gave the biggest hug when I saw him at the junior golf tournaments. Neal and Walt have fond memories of Glenn too. Walter expressed how hard Glenn worked for the Whitten Center golf tournament. What a wonderful man that will be missed by all!
 
 
#146 Guest 2009-12-26 15:03
Annette & Ben, My prayers are with you both, Glenn was such a wonderful person in every way, especially with the special needs. He will be truly be missed. I will remember Glenn. He showed so much love for everyone. The consumers was with Glenn at The Piedmont Parade a couple weeks ago, we had a good time. May God stength be with you. Love Nancy Gail.
 
 
#145 Guest 2009-12-26 14:42
We were saddened beyond words when we heard of Glenn's accident. We came to know and love Glenn when we were at Rolling S Golf Club in Waterloo years ago. Glenn had such a big heart and never met a stranger. We will always have fond memories of him. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this tragic and sad time, yet knowing that Glenn is still smiling up there in heaven.

Ron and Harriet Stevenson
Locust, North Carolina
 
 
#144 Guest 2009-12-26 14:28
Annette and Benjamin-
There was never a more energetic and humble champion of those we serve. Glenn was always there to cheer on and celebrate with all of our athletes. If anything needed to be done, he was there to lend a hand, and always made sure that the athletes were given the accolades they worked so hard for. He will be missed by us all. I know he will always be smiling down on us. May God bless you. We love you.

Area 5 Special Olympics Athletes,
Coaches, & Volunteers
 
 
#143 Guest 2009-12-26 14:01
Glenn's smile will always be with us. It's hard to put our feelings into to words to try to comfort you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you the strength to get through this loss and if there's anything we can do for you, don't hesitate to call.
Cherrie, Janna, & Austin Longshore
and W. Mike Longshore
 
 
#142 Guest 2009-12-26 07:47
Dear Family,

My heart cries for you and Glenn ... Such a wonderful and caring guy ... May our Lord have his arms around you during this time and in the days to come . . . Sincerely, Brenda Lawrence, Spartanburg and formally of Clinton - The Clinton Chronicle and Cooper Motor Co.
 
 
#141 Guest 2009-12-25 23:09
Annette and Benjamin - We are so sorry for your loss. Glenn was a good person and will be missed by everyone who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you both close to Him as you experience this time of incredible pain and sadness.
 
 
#140 Guest 2009-12-25 22:41
Glenn was one of those special people who you always enjoyed seeing, whose smile was instant when he saw you, and who left you feeling good that it was a day that he passed your way. So many messages on this site tells of how friendly he was to everyone. He just endeared himself to all who knew him. To all of his family, May God give you an abundance of strength,and peace, even more than you need to get through this time. So many are praying for all of you. You are in His strong hands.
 
 
#139 Guest 2009-12-25 22:10
Glen's smile and gregarious personality were the first I encountered when beginning my employment at Whitten Center 6 years ago. His heart was one the greatest I have known, his compassion for our individuals with "other"-abilitites and his integrity in service are what I will remember. My prayers for family and friends are that Glen's example will encourage others and serve to enhance each of our relationships with the Lord to remember, even in death, that His grace and mercy are greater than we can ever understand.
 
 
#138 Guest 2009-12-25 20:52
Certainly our heart goes out to the family in their time of loss. Glenn was a very loving and caring person as the same goes for the entire Bledsoe family. May God continue to bless you and be your strength in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy and condolences.
 
 
#137 Guest 2009-12-25 19:36
I am so sorry that I am so far away and can not be there. I know it is going to be hard, but we will make it through this. I hope to see you soon, huggs "KennyRay"
 
 
#136 Guest 2009-12-25 19:13
It was a sad day in East Tennessee when I learned of the tragic lose of Glenn. Annette, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your son as I feel your pain. I lost my wife of 47 years back in July and it pains. Just remember, we never loose the ones we love, they live in our hearts forever. I got to know Glenn by coming down every year for the Whitten Center Golf Tournament. I have never met a finer individual. His presence will be missed. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
 
 
#135 Guest 2009-12-25 17:33
As a classmate of mine all through school, I thought the world of Glenn, such a sweet person. Always kind and smiling. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless you.
 
 
#134 Guest 2009-12-25 17:15
Annette....I was so shocked to read about Glenn's passing and I cannot express how sorry I am. I know that we haven't been in touch for awhile, but I think of you often. Please know that you and Benjamin are in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#133 Guest 2009-12-25 16:19
Dear Annette and Benjamin - My prayers and Morgan's prayers are with you both during this trying time. Glenn was a wonderful person who touched so many in so many ways. He was such a warm, caring person and always thought of others. My prayer is that you and Ben find peace. I know that God will be with you both. Love, Dana
 
 
#132 Guest 2009-12-25 15:50
Annette, Benjamin, and Family We send you our deepest condolences. It was with great shock and disbelief that we heard of your lost. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Glenn was an easy person to like , and to love. May God comfort you now and forever.
 
 
#131 Guest 2009-12-25 15:49
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Glen will always be remembered as a great person and friend to all.
Martha Suber
 
 
#130 Guest 2009-12-25 15:14
I was so saddened to hear about Glen's death. My mom and Glen were hired at Whitten Center on the same day and I grew up hearing so many stories about Glen. In middle/high school I was lucky enough to be involved with different activites at Whitten Center and really got to know Glen myself. He was a remarkable man, and gave so much of himself to his friends at Whitten Center. It was also wonderful to see a man who loved his wife and son so very much. I am thankful for God allowing me meet Glen. I pray God gives his wife, son and work family the strength and peace they need to get through this time. I know this is so hard, but heaven has so much more joy there now that Glen is with our heavenly father. God Bless, Susan Motes B.
 
 
#129 Guest 2009-12-25 14:06
Dear Bledsoe family, We were in shock when we heard of Glenn's accident. We had our annual toyrun Sunday and Glenn was there waving us through as we circled Whitten Center with that big smile of his. He will surely be missed by a lot of people. You will be in our prayers during this sad time. Sons Of The South, Cross Hill, SC
 
 
#128 Guest 2009-12-25 13:41
I am saddened at the loss of Glenn. I am a former neighbor. I knew and loved the family. I can only say that our God is our greatest Comforter.
 
 
#127 Guest 2009-12-25 13:35
We were sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. He was a wonderful person and was well-liked by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.
 
 
#126 Guest 2009-12-25 13:06
So sorry for the loss, we knew Glen as is he was growing up . He is and will always be in many hearths as the rest of his generations . We watched him and his family grow . Had a short time working with him, but WE never forgot him .He will always be in our thoughts,and prayers .GOD be with you and your family at this time.
 
 
#125 Guest 2009-12-25 10:10
May God be with you during this time of grief. Glenn was a special person and loved by all. May the wonderful memories you have of him sustain you.
 
 
#124 Guest 2009-12-25 09:56
Glenn was a true American icon whose life epitomized the values of love, caring, and service that we all strive for. His never ending dedication to the disabled individuals at Whitten Center endeared him to them and their families. Annette and Benjamin, the Whitten Center Parents’ Club sends our love and condolences for your loss. Glenn will be greatly missed, but may it be comforting to know that his passion to volunteer his services for all who knew him will surely be rewarded in heaven.
Linda Lee, on behalf of the Whitten Center Parents Club
 
 
#123 Guest 2009-12-25 09:53
Glenn was a great guy! I knew him from when I worked at Whitten Center. He loved the clients at Whitten and did an excellent job as the director of Volunteer Services. I have seen him occasionally since leaving W.C.and he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say! I know he will be missed by his family and friends! I am praying for all of you.
 
 
#122 Guest 2009-12-25 07:59
Annette,
I am so sorry to hear of Glenn's death. I pray that you and your family will find comfort and peace at such a difficult time.
 
 
#121 Guest 2009-12-25 04:02
To write it, somehow makes it real and I don't want that to be, so I hesitate. Family, Each of you, we hurt with you. May peace, not of this world, but only that God can give to you, come and hold you at this terrible time.This is so not fair.
Know we love you , always.
 
 
#120 Guest 2009-12-25 03:08
I am so sorry for the lose. When I lived in Whitmire he was a gentle giant. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
 
 
#119 Guest 2009-12-24 23:56
Annette,
I wanted to share with you a poem someone sent me last year when my Father passed away. I pray this poem will give you comfort as it did for me. I love you my 1978 NHS class friend...

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below. With tiny lights like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular please wipe away the tear. For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear, but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring, for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how you miss me I see the pain inside your heart. But I am not so far away we really aren't apart.

So be happy for me dear ones, you know I hold you dear. And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift from my heavenly home above. I sent you each a memory of my undying love.

After all love is a gift more precious than pure gold. It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do. For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.

So have a merry Christmas and wipe away that tear. Remember I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
 
 
#118 Guest 2009-12-24 23:22
Dearest Annette, Benjamin, and Bledsoe Family. I was so sorry to hear about Glenn, my deepest sympathies to all of you. I will always remember Glenn's humor and generosity. Remember the love you shared will keep Glenn close to you forever. May God's love also help comfort you through this sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cyndee Prater Wright
 
 
#117 Guest 2009-12-24 22:14
We are so sad to hear of Glen's passing. I worked with him for 20 years ans found him to be a great co-worker and friend. He truly enjoyed his job and always took time to stop and listen to the clients no matter how busy his was. He was an asset to Whitten Center and the community who will be greatly missed by many. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
 
 
#116 Guest 2009-12-24 22:06
Annette, please know that you, Ben and the rest of the Bledsoe Family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that God is your strength during this time and He will see you through. As you may recall, I worked with you and
Glen at Whitten Center for years. I also remember when you and Glen came to my rescue a several years ago when I locked my keys in the trunk of my calr while visiting the gravesites of my love ones at Bush River Baptist Church. I called you all and you all did not hesitate to come and help me. I am forever greatful for that! Glen was just a loving, down-to-earth person and he loved and lived life to the fullest helping whoever he could when he could! To God be the Glory! Love always, (Rev.) Sarah Williams, Clinton, SC