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Darrin Lee Bledsoe, 50

It is with great sadness that the family of Darrin Lee Bledsoe announce his sudden passing on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the age of 50.

Darrin will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Connie Freshwater; sisters, Amie (James) Martin, Connie (Max) Zirkle, and brothers Calvin (Kelly) Hardy Bledsoe IV, and Ryan Thompson. Grandmothers, Vera Bledsoe, and Genevieve Gordon. Grandfather, Robert (Donna) Anderson. Nieces, Mykala Braziel and Rileigh Zirkle; nephews, Bobby (Caylee) Braziel, Levi (Kristen) Braziel, Braiden Lanter, Braxton Zirkle and Gavin Timmons. Aunts, Lori Anderson, Lisa Anderson, Tamara Roembke and Debra Epstein. Uncles, Jim (Carol) Anderson, Brad Bledsoe and great nephew, Dawson Braziel and numerous other family members and friends. Darrin was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Hardy Bledsoe III.

Darrin worked for many years in the construction and electrical industry. He loved to fish, cook, spend time with family, and love on his great nephew, Dawson. He really enjoyed nature and spending time with animals. His favorite Scripture was Psalm 25. One of the things he always said before finishing a video or phone call was “Peace Out”.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at River Oaks Community Church, 1220 Brown School Road, Maryville, TN 37804. 865-980-9088. Reception to follow in the hospitality room at church.

In lieu of flowers and to help offset burial expenses, memorial donations can be made to River Oaks Community Church by clicking on this link: Please select the fund “Benevolence” and in the comments type “Martin Family memorial”.