LaFAYETTE Rev. Robert Lewis Bledsoe, departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. He was born May 20, 1922 in LaFayette, Ga. He was married to the late Sarah Winona (Winnie) Shipp Bledsoe on April 20, 1945. Rev. Bledsoe was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University of Nashville, Tenn. Rev. Bledsoe enjoyed 48 years of serving his Lord through Ministry with the Nazarene Church. After Mr. Bledsoe's retirement from the Nazarene Church, Mr. and Mrs. Bledsoe owned and operated the Lew-Winn Hosiery Mill in LaFayette, Ga., for several years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Albert and Jennie Mae Dewberry Bledsoe; grandson, Rickey Floyd; three sisters, Francies Stanfield, Ruth Dill, and Trene Bledsoe.Survived by son, Robert J. (Jerry) Bledsoe, and wife Carolyn; daughter, Sarah R. ( Becky) Floyd, and husband Rick; grandchildren, Kellie Bledsoe Malin, and husband Doug, Stacy Bledsoe and wife Michele, Stephanie Kay Davis, and husband Eddie, Tricia Kay Booth and husband Anthony, Christina Floyd; greatgrandchildren, Masilin Bledsoe, Kristen and DeLaney Malin, Devon and Dory Davis, Landon Booth and Wyatt Booth, Daisha Goff, Katy and Nathaniel Floyd; several nieces and nephews also survive.The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the entire staff of consulate Health Care for their kindness and assistance in caring for their loved one.A celebration of his life and the love and joy he brought to all that knew him will be today at 2 p.m. in the Wallis Memorial Chapel. Service conducted by Chaplain CC Veazey.Pallbearers are, grandsons and nephew, Doyle Thomas.Interment in the LaFayette Cemetery.Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home today from 12 to 2 p.m.The arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, of LaFayette.