George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Dossie Lee Bledsoe

August 12, 1941August 13, 2019

Dossie Lee Bledsoe, age 78, passed away at his home on August 13, 2019.

He was born on August 12, 1941, in Darden, TN. He retired from the City of Jackson Fire Department.

Dossie is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Laura Jane, and three daughters Shirley Bledsoe Pannell (Joe), Laura Gerhardt Johns (Bobby), Julie Gerhardt, a sister Thelma Jones, seven grandchildren: Michael Campbell, Zach Ghazi, Hannah Ghazi, Alliyah Ghazi, Laylah Ghazi, Oliviah Ghazi, Noah Ghazi and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Dallie Bledsoe along with his twin sister Flossie Marie Bledsoe, and sisters Hazel Bledsoe, Lucille Dickerson, and Shirley Lancaster.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 15, from 12:00-2:00 PM at George A. Smith and Sons, South Chapel. The service will be held immediately after at 2:00 PM. Burial will be held at Beech Bluff Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Michael Campbell, Zach Ghazi, Danny Griffin, Parker Griffin, Dennis McLemore, and Frank Woods.

The family would like to thank Hospice of West Tennessee for their loving and compassionate care.


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019


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John Arnold

August 14, 2019

Dossie and Laura were good friends and neighbors at Beech Bluff. We’ve missed the Bledsoes since moving to Jackson. Laura and family are in our prayers. May God Bless you and comfort you.

Jamie Blankenship

August 14, 2019

Dossier was one of the best friends my grandfather, Ocie Giles, ever had. They worked together at JFD and he helped take care of my grandfather til he passed away. Our family loved Dossie and are saddened to hear this news.

Martha Shires Alewine

August 14, 2019

I never had the honor of meeting Dossie.
He had to have been a fine man and very smart because he chose and kept Laura Jane as his loving wife for 43 years. He couldn’t have chosen a sweeter lady for his bride.
I send my deepest sympathy to Laura Jane and all of the family.