William Matthew Bledsoe, of Greeley, Colo., passed away on Sunday September 15th at North Medical Center in Greeley, CO. He was a graduate of Sumter High school. He attended the Citadel and the University of South Carolina. Matthew served his country in the US Marine Corps in Iraq and served as a Warrant Officer in the US Army. He was completing the AIMS Flight School and EMT program in preparation for a Med-Vac career. He was currently a Correctional Officer for the state of Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Argus Bledsoe of Greeley, CO; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony Bledsoe of Aiken, SC; his sister, Mary Katherine Bledsoe Aronson and her husband Joshua of Atlanta, GA; and his brother, Thomas McNair Bledsoe of Charlotte, NC. He was the grandson of the late Mayor William and Reona Hodge of Sumter, SC and Mary Johnson Bledsoe and the late Monroe Preston Bledsoe of Ridge Spring, SC. A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, SC on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William Matthew Bledsoe Scholarship Fund c/o Curtis and Croft Law Firm, 325 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150. Tags: 2004

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